Teachers across the country experience times where student behavior can be especially difficult. Because our classrooms are changing, our resource needs
are also changing. What teacher burn out is not only affected by low salaries, assessment practices, and rising insurance costs; many do not feel they have the resources needed to manage the increasing intensity of problematic student behavior. Sometimes even the most seasoned teachers don’t realize our actions can quickly escalate a situation. I wanted to share some techniques I learned as a new teacher.