1. Crisis Intervention

School Plans

Classroom Plans

Individual Plans

2. Elimination Potential Power Struggles

Use, privacy, eye contact and proximity

Ignore the last hook

Use listening or acknowledging

Use agreeing and deferring

Inform student of the impending conflict

Offer the door

Discipline with Dignity (R.Curwink A. Medler)

3. Crisis Strategies

Element of Crisis Plan Development

Determine what kind of crises you might encounter

Will you need help? Who?

How will you get help you will need?

What do you want the other students to do?

Prepare yourself to give up teaching

Choose the best strategy

Move to prevention

Discipline with Dignity (R.Curwink A. Medler)

4. Class Crisis Plan

THINGS FOR STUDENTS TO DO

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THINGS FOR TEACHERS TO DO

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THINGS FOR HELPERS TO DO

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Discipline with Dignity (R.Curwink A. Medler)

5. Life Space Interview
(Nick Long, 1991)

9 ways students exhibit passive aggressive behavior

Temporary deafness

Temporary blindness

Delayed response

Temporary brain damage

Request help

Misplace objects

Talk slowly

Show friendship through pain

6. Life Space Interview
(Nick Long, 1991)

5 ways staff exhibit passive aggressive behavior

Offer help

Forgetfulness

Redline his/her paper corrections

Talk slowly

Ask difficult questions

7. Life Space Interview
(Nick Long, 1991)

Intervening with the passive aggressive student

P.A. can create in you feelings of anger

Goal of P.A. is to get the teacher out of control

P.A. is genuine anger in a concealed form

Verbalize observations out loud

Conference with the student if P.A. is repetitive

Classroom meetings and group discussions

Family therapy not indicated

Model appropriate response to anger

8. Life Space Interview
(Nick Long, 1991)

Step One: Focus on the Incident

Step Two: Students in Crisis need to talk

Step Three: Find the Central Issue and Select

Step Four: Choose a solution Based on Values

Step Five: Plan for Success

Step Six: Get ready to resume

9. Comprehensive Schoolwide Plan

Establish effective behavioral support team

Design curriculum for teaching students to be caring self-managers

Train staff

Monitor behavior using a referral form

Evaluate the program using a survey

Adjust the program

U.S. Dept. of Ed. (2000). Safeguarding our children: An action guide)