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20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students
Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids might be acting out, which makes it difficult for a teacher in a crowded classroom to figure out the root cause. But even if there was time and space to do so, most teachers receive very little training in behavior during their credentialing programs. On average, teacher training programs mandate zero to one classes on behavior and zero to one courses on mental health. Teacher training programs mostly assume that kids in public schools will be “typical,” but that assumption can handicap teachers when they get into real classrooms. A National Institute of Health study found that 25.1 percent of kids 13-18 in the US have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders. Minahan is usually called into schools to help with the most challenging behavior. Anxiety is a huge barrier to learning and very difficult for educators to identify.

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