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.

Modelling Alternative Responses
Modelling alternative responses

Session 4

  • Use of situation cards/problem cards reflecting triggers to anger.
  • Role-play and modelling of alternative responses (by course tutors).

Group Session 45 Minutes −1 Hour

This session is divided into three main sections as follows:

1. Feedback from the Course Tutors

Course tutors will have devised a list of situations which pupils identified in the previous session as being ‘triggers’ to anger. This list can be distributed to each student at the start of the session and course tutors may be able to identify certain common themes amongst the examples, e.g. threats to self-esteem, not getting your own way, insults to family, when you feel that people are not listening to you.

It will be important to emphasise how everybody experiences a range of problems ...

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