Digging Up the Roots

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” -Ignacio Estrada

Hello blog!

I have been spending these past couple weeks researching my inquiry on how to manage violent behaviours in the classroom and I have come to the conclusion that there are many different approaches depending on the root cause of the issue. My experience with violent behaviour in children have come from a wide range of situations whether that be in the classroom as a pre-service teacher, in the gym as a behaviour interventionist, or parent meetings as a person of rapport. From my own personal experiences and research, I have decided to discuss 3 main reasons for aggression within children:

  1. Complex Trauma
  2. Mental Illness
  3. Mental Disabilities

In each blog post I will be delving deep into each category, define them, outline strategies, and give resources.  My goal is to shape my own understanding of classroom management and increase my ability to form an inclusive classroom.

5 Replies to “Digging Up the Roots”

  1. This is so important and I am exciting to see some of your findings. I find that students all come with unique backgrounds and it is our job to be able to effectively teach to their needs.

  2. It is so important to know about this topic. I am always worried to teach students with violent behaviors and feel like I would not know how to teach them. I am looking forward to hearing more about your topic and hearing about your learning and creating understanding for myself. Wonderful topic!

  3. I am glad someone has chosen this as their inquiry because it is a topic I would like to know more about. I have not yet had to deal with violent behavior in the classroom but I know it’s something that will happen in the future. I like how you have divided your discussion into three main reasons, it will make it very easy to follow. I look forward to reading more of your blog posts.
    -Breanna 🙂

  4. I love the concept you are tackling here! Having experience violence within being a care giver, as a volunteer or at work, i find this incredibly interesting. It’s a large gap on both how to correct behavior long term for primary students who do not have the coping skill that trigger their outbursts, as well as short term reactions on how to make sure they and their surrounding are safe! I look forward to reading about this.

  5. This is an extremely interesting topic and I am curious to learn more about it with you. I think that dealing with violent behaviours can be a controversial topic because we are not supposed to have hands on children. However, when a situation becomes violent, do we have a right to step in and possibly put our hands on a student? For example, I witnessed a teacher and an EA remove a student with force when she became violent. Is this okay to do?

    – Kathleen

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