ERIC Number: ED245485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Art of Managing Verbal Aggression in the Classroom.
Van Nagel, Clement; Deering-Levin, Sharian
An investigation of methods to manage verbal aggression in elementary level emotionally handicapped and learning disabled students in self-contained classrooms and resource rooms is reported. The bulk of the document contains a synopsis of the guide given to the 27 master's level Florida teachers who volunteered to use the 14 recommended strategies in their classrooms. Examples and results are also provided. The techniques covered are: (1) reflection--restating what the individual has just said; (2) agreeing with part of the criticism; (3) questioning for specifics; (4) bargaining or trade off; (5) choice strategy with positive consequences; (6) problems solving; (7) reality confrontation; (8) direct/firm commands; (9) broken record--the teacher repeatedly states the command or request; (10) choice strategy with negative consequences; (11) run out--teacher keeps questioning the student; (12) distraction, redirection, or humor; (13) emotional charge release; and (14) stop gap--a temporary time out. Results show that the strategies were effective in controlling and reducing student verbal aggression and defiance. Graphs showing behavior patterns of two Ss are given. (SW)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Learning Disabilities, Verbal Communication
Super Learning System, P.O. Box 16299, Jacksonville, FL 32216 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).