Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Swap out and tag team teaching



From time to time, it can hectic in a group learning environment; even in a one to one learning situation, you sometimes need support. It is essential to your professional efficacy, and sanity, that you support your team members as you work together towards common goals. There are two techniques I have often called upon in tougher situations, behavioural meltdowns, or total stand-offs, which can help deescalate and manage your own emotional responses and maintain control of the situation. It goes without saying that teachers and therapists need to maintain calm, cool and collected; but, it’s not always easy.