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Escalated behaviour

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  • The teacher requests that Hannah takes her seat and opens her book. Hannah reacts by yelling at the teacher and throwing her heavy backpack at the board, looking around for other items to throw.
  • Hannah, please sit down and open your book.
  • No. There's no point. I can't do ANYTHING!
  • The teacher moves towards Hannah, maintaining a non-threatening body language (hands open by her sides, neutral facial expression) and moves between Hannah and the desk, upon which are several potential projectiles.
  • Would you like to tell me why you're frustrated? Can we talk about this outside?
  • Hannah, you seem angry. I understand that you don't want to open your lab book.
  • Outside the classroom, the teacher attempts to initiate a conversation to identify the root cause of Hannah's anger, without pressuring her into a response.
  • Hannah, I'm here to help you. Would you like to tell me what's frustrating you?
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