Angry and Aggressive Students

Larson, Jim
March 2008
Education Digest;Mar2008, Vol. 73 Issue 7, p48
The article presents information on preventing and responding to anger and aggression in students. Types of aggressive behavior are discussed including proactive, reactive, and relational aggression. Connections are made between emotional disabilities, cognitive development, and reactive aggression. The author suggests a whole school approach to physical aggression and advises energizing the code of conduct, reducing overcrowding, and providing a conflict-resolution curriculum to all students. The article also provides procedures for educators confronting an angry or aggressive student including maintaining a calm demeanor, acknowledging the student's emotional condition, and setting limits to control the interaction.


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