Here are some techniques for managing a student who has already escalated in class.
John, could you please sit down, get to work, and stop disturbing the other students?
No! This assignment is stupid and I want to talk to my friends!!
You have a choice. You can work quietly now or we can work together after class and you will write an essay then too.
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 Ok. I'm calm again.
I am not working now.
You seemed upset today? What was that about? How can we prevent that from happening again? Any ideas on solutions?
I'm sorry. I had a really bad morning and was tired and hungry. Next time, I'll go to bed earlier, eat breakfast, and try not to let my bad mood affect my school work.
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