This article suggests that when students act out, there are alternatives to the stern discipline approach. One of these alternatives is trauma-sensitive teaching where teachers understand that outbursts can be the result of negative social-emotional factors including neglect, abuse, or even violence. Creating “Classrooms of Care” should be a goal to help all students achieve.Source:
Rebecca Alber, Edutopia, June 29, 2016Description:
When their students act out, [Albers] propose[s] that novice teachers do the following: Get curious, not furious. Let’s explore what that means. Rather than a teacher resorting to traditional discipline measures, it behooves the student greatly for the teacher to realize classroom outbursts, verbal defiance, or volatile anger can be symptomatic of repeated exposure to neglect, abuse, or violence. Traumatic stress can also manifest as withdrawal or self-injury.
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