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Behaviour Management

Defusing Argumentative Pupils


  1. Strategy Overview
    Strategy Source
    Nikki Cunningham-Smith

    What is this strategy about?
    When an argumentative pupil decides that they have been wronged, the consequences can be devastating for your lesson or the corridor. A clear step-by-step, written by the leader of a PRU, should hopefully help with this.

    Why is it important to be patient as a teacher?
    Teachers will regularly have to deal with difficult students. So, it is important to stay calm to diffuse tricky situations consistently and effectively.

    Why is it important to defuse argumentative pupils effectively?
    While you may feel frustrated at disruptive students, it is important to handle the situation effectively. Dealing with the situation incorrectly may cause it to escalate and get out of control, causing even more disruption. 
  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Reduce the negative impact an argumentative pupil has on other pupils
    - React to these situations in a calm, consistent way

    Interested in this strategy?
    If you're not already signed up, click here to register for a free account. If you already have an account, click here to choose this strategy as a 6-week initiative. (It only takes 10 minutes to start an initiative!)
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