This programme is aimed at students (aged 11 to 16) with challenging and angry behaviours leading to disaffection and disciplinary problems. The handbook includes teacher notes, lesson plans and photocopiable resources. The 10 lessons and follow up work empower students to: " reflect on behaviour and consequences " recognise and understand feelings " develop strategies to control angry outbursts " respond to conflict without anger " resolve relationship difficulties. The programme promotes self-belief in students that they can effect change in their behaviour and achieve a positive outcome to reduce the risk of exclusion.

Setting the Circle and Triggers to Anger
Setting the circle and triggers to anger

Session 3

  • Identifying triggers to anger.
  • Setting group circle rules.
  • Articulating needs.

Group Session 45 Minutes −1 Hour

This session is divided into 3 main sections as follows:

1. Identifying Triggers to Anger

Students will be required to individually complete the brainstorming sheet ‘What Makes me Feel Angry?’ Course tutors will need to emphasise the importance of having an honest approach to this activity i.e. this is truly what makes me feel angry and encourage students to identify both school and home based situations. This activity needs to be completed without any consultation with other members of the group i.e. to ensure against plagiarism/students not really making a personal effort to identify their own needs. Comments can be ...

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