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Posted on October 4, 2015 11:35 pm
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TuBuJy
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Angry student
While passing out grades on a recent assignment, Evan approaches you, obviously angry about the grade he received. He feels that the grade was unfair and biased. While telling you this, his voice raises and he repeatedly hits his fist against the table between you. The rest of the class is visibly concerned. What should you do to manage this behavior?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 5, 2015 3:27 am

eWeHaz
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I would ask that Evan calms down and goes back to his seat. If the student further disobeys or the situation escalates I would call in an additional administrator. This could also be a great moment to send a student to a designated "safe zone" or corner where they can calm down.
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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2015 4:37 pm

tuRemy
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If the student did not respond to verbal redirection, I would ask that he move to a spot in the room to "cool off". I have a big chair in my room that I use for this purpose. The goal is to move him away from other students before physically harming someone, but also not saying anything that may feel threatening to him.
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Solution 3
Posted October 5, 2015 1:05 am

Qebysu
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I would attempt to tell Evan to calm down and if this doesn't work I would send a student to get administration. The number one job of any school employee is to have their students feel safe.
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Solution 4
Posted October 5, 2015 2:00 pm

aqaRus
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Express to Evan that after class you can sit down and discuss the grade with him but now is not the time. I would try to calm him down as best as possible. Once you are able to do so; call administration to come help manage the situation. Any time a student is agressive towards the teacher it is always best to let administration handle the situation so that it does not escalate and blow up even further.
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meXyHy
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if I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 8:53 pm

uzyXuV
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I believe the situation warrants calling administration as well.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 3:51 am

ybaHyp
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I agree. If he is aggressive I would get administration involved.
  Posted on: October 7, 2016 7:06 pm

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Solution 5
Posted October 5, 2015 2:07 am

Caitlyn Bogatin
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I would ask that Evan calms down and that I would discuss his grades after class. If he protests, I will call for an administrator to come and get him.
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Solution 6
Posted July 10, 2016 7:28 pm

juWuPe
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Acknowledge his emotions and ask him to please see you at your desk. Explain to him you understand his frustration however this is not how you react. Then ask him to see you after class so you both can review the test together.
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Solution 7
Posted October 4, 2016 10:25 pm

RyVeta
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talk!
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Solution 8
Posted October 7, 2016 7:06 pm

ybaHyp
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To manage this behavior, I would ask Evan to step outside and take a breather. Meet the student outside to discuss his behaviors.
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Solution 9
Posted February 25, 2018 11:26 pm

Andrea Howey
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Ask him to calm down in the class and pull him aside outside the class and show him the rubric that you used to grade his writing.
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Solution 10
Posted October 18, 2015 4:22 pm

eQynuv
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You need to let Evan know that his aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. He earned the grade he received and if he wants to be angry, he can be angry at himself for not preparing well for the assignment.
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