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Posted on March 16, 2015 12:52 am
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atuTyL
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I have a student that is known for being intelligent. When he gets an answer wrong, he throws a fit. How do I let him know that he is not perfect and he can't become angry each time he is incorrect?
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 16, 2015 1:31 am

ebenuD
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I would set a time aside to talk to him privately and let him know he's not perfect and that is ok. Let him know that making mistakes is part of learning and talk to him about how his outbursts effect other students. I would also ask him why he gets so upset when he gets an answer wrong. Maybe there is something about how he receives the feedback that bothers him.
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meXyHy
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if I were in this situation, I would exactly do this as well. I would wait for the end of the day and also pull him aside and have a conversation.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 8:18 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 2, 2015 3:16 pm

uWaQyr
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He may have pressure at home to be the absolute best. Try to explain to him at school if he did not get it right the first time, try it again. Then if the second time is wrong ask for help and the teacher will guide him. Either way he is getting to the correct answer.
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Solution 3
Posted May 26, 2015 10:09 pm

vabehe
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I had this same problem with a student this year. He would literally pitch a fit and fall on the floor screaming. Unfortunately, his dad has similar behavior at age 40. We discussed how everyone is good at something, but that we can't be the best at everything. We discussed all of the things he's really good at and then I asked him to tell me things he is not the best at. It was a starting point, but the tantrums lasted several months. In kindergarten (what I teach) it also has a lot to do with their lack of maturity.
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Solution 4
Posted March 6, 2017 2:47 am

Andrea Howey
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I would tell him that its okay to be wrong because you learn from your mistakes.
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Solution 5
Posted October 3, 2017 11:36 am

pyGyga
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Explain to the student that being wrong is how we learn, and that some discoveries like the chocolate chip cookie were discovered from being wrong. This seems to be a recurring incident, so I would set up an appointment with the guidance counselor and see if he needs a behavioral management plan. If it is affecting his learning, he might need one.

Best of luck!
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Solution 6
Posted October 7, 2017 5:23 am

yPeMug
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I would show him how everyone makes mistakes and we are all constantly learning. Maybe get a hold of something that he can hold or squeeze to innocently rid of his anger like a stress ball or fidget spinner.
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Solution 7
Posted October 4, 2015 2:56 pm

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what grade is the student in?
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