This is the BeWithit stage, teacher notices potential problem and uses Graduated Actions to De-escalate the situation. If the teacher responds with even the slightest form of verbal or physical aggression he would escalte the situation
Hello Kim, Would you mind taking off your earphones while in class
Noooooooooooo....! Leave me alone, everyone leave me alone!
Thanks for sitting with me Kim
Getting Kim to Calm down and talk and talk was the very first and most important part of the process of de-escalation
Tom has been calling me names all day, i just put this over my ears so that i dont hear him, it is not even plugged in
Thank you sir
Situation De-escalated successfully
OK Kim, thanks for explaining, you can leave you earphone on till after class when i will have some time to speak to Tom.