T3 Emotional stress Among Students

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Ways to help overcome emotional disturbance among students

The teachers need to be sensitive to the students’ needs. Be informed of students’ behavior either by closely observing the students or engage others to watch over them and be informed of any behavior that need attention. It is advice-able for teachers to learn more about ways to detect and manage emotionally disturbed students. The teacher should have the faith that it is possible to help these students to

Besides intervene into cases of emotionally disturbed students, the proactive teachers may take preventive measure to avoid such occurrence.

Prevention

  • Positive school climate
    • Consistency of rules, expectations, and consequences across the school
    • Aware of cultural sensitivity and try to create a culturally friendly learning environment.
    • Be sure all school staff members use the same standards for acceptable behavior and hold high expectations for academic performance.
    • High level of supervision in all school settings
    • School wide strategies for resolving conflict
  • Classroom Structure –
    • Provide structure in classroom with regard to physical features of the room, scheduling, routines, and rules of conduct.
    • Develop and maintain an active schedule with evenly intermixed direction instruction, individual seat work, and cooperative learning activities.
    • Clearly distinguish time, place, and expectations during unstructured activities.
    • Well-utilized space and lack of overcrowding.
    • Correct the environmental conditions that foster deviant behavior.
    • To prevent student frustration, intersperse more challenging, acquisition-oriented learning activities with review / maintenance-enhancing activities.
    • Keep activity instructions simple but structured.
    • Provide time for the student to catch up on missed work or to review concepts that they are struggling with.
    • Instill strong feelings of identification and involvement on the part of students
    • Be sensitive when pairing students together.
  • Use consistent standards –
    • Give students clear expectations, Keep activity instructions simple but structured.
    • Standardize responses to children across the entire school setting.
  • Provide direct instruction for both social and academic skills.
  • Behavior Management. Include a point system for appropriate behavior and task completion, wherein good behavior is charted and students earn rewards.
  • Monitor students’ behavior closely.
    • Reward desirable behavior.
    • Punish, through nonviolent means, undesirable behavior.
  • Provide opportunities to engage high levels of parent and community involvement such as
    • Use a hierarchy of tactics, depending on students’ behavior.
      • Home-School Communication.
      • Include notes to the home and home-based reward systems.
    • Involve parents in the guiding and monitoring of student’s learning process.
    • Regularly communicate with family members, guidance counselors, community-based service providers, counselors
    • Employ guided practice and well-organized transitions from activity to activity. Supervised Free Periods.
    • Have adults monitor unstructured parts of the school day (recess, hall changes, lunch).

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