24 Genius Ways for Encouraging Students to Control Their Anger
Are you looking for genius ways to encourage students to control their anger? If so, keep reading.
1. Notify individuals who will be spending time with the learner (e.g., substitute teachers, coaches, learning experience sponsors, etc.) about their capacity and ability to become easily angered, annoyed, or upset.
2. Assess the visual and auditory stimuli in the classroom. Ascertain the number of stimuli the learner can tolerate. Remove unnecessary stimuli from their surroundings.
3. Ask the learner why they become easily angered, annoyed, or upset. The learner may have the most accurate perception as to why they become easily angered, annoyed, or upset.
4. Draft an agreement with the learner stipulating what behavior is required (e.g., problem-solving, moving away from the situation, asking for assistance from the teacher, etc.) and which reinforcement will be implemented when the agreement has been met.
5. Provide maximum supervision of the learner. As the learner shows self-control, slowly decrease supervision.
6. Observe the behavior of other students in the class to make sure they are not teasing or otherwise stimulating the learner to become angry, annoyed, or upset.
7. Make sure that your remarks are in the form of constructive criticism rather than criticism that could be perceived as personal, menacing, etc. (e.g., instead of saying, “You always make the same mistake,” say, “A better way to do that might be … “).
8. Always treat the learner with the utmost respect. Talk objectively at all times.
9. Allow the learner some movement while performing tasks. Observe and limit the amount of movement.
10. Analyze daily, weekly, and monthly tasks at school. Ascertain which tasks encourage impatience. Manage learning activities so a pleasurable learning experience follows one that stimulates impatience.
11. Make sure the learner knows that total fairness is impossible. Sometimes, people have to do more than others or do things they do not want to do simply because they have to be done.
12. Ask the student why they believe they get so upset over trivial things.
13. Urge the learner to realize that all behavior has negative or positive consequences. Urge the learner to practice behaviors that will lead to positive consequences.
14. Teach the learner acceptable ways to express displeasure, anger, frustration, etc.
15. Make the appropriate adjustments in their surroundings to prevent the learner from experiencing stress, frustration, and anger.
16. Provide visibility to and from the learner to keep their attention when oral questions/instructions are being delivered. The teacher and the learner should be able to see each other at all times. Make eye contact possible at all times.
14. Provide supervision. Do not leave the learner alone with other students.
18. Make the learner aware of the logical consequences for becoming easily angered, annoyed, or upset (e.g., loss of friendships, injury, more restrictive environment, legal action, etc.).
20. Minimize learning activities that might threaten the learner (e.g., announcing test scores aloud, making learners read out loud in class, overly praising the success of high achievers, etc.).
21. Consider using a classroom management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
22. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
23. Consider using Alexa to help the student learn to behave appropriately. Click here to read an article that we wrote on the subject.
24. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.