Nqt c deescalation

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  • 1. Why do students seek to escalate?In pairs think of some reasons from yourexperience why students escalate situations. 1

2. Why do students seek to escalate? To escape. School staff To use anger as amodelling.substitute emotion. Friends modelling. To deflect. Lack of other To entertain.strategies. To save face. Lack of emotional Boredom. self-management. Hostile attributionFun bias. Entertain friends. Entrapment. Family modelling Heighten status kudos 2 3. Why do adults escalate?Assuming that adults have a more developedsocial emotional skill set than students ... how/why do adults seem to trigger escalation situations? 3 4. Why do adults escalate?Assuming that adults have a more developed social emotional skill set.... Control Lack of strategies To establish position. Colleague modelling. To maintain position. Lack of emotional self- To exert power.management. To gain kudos. Hostile attribution bias. Fear. Entrapment. Revenge. To get rid of a student. To save face. Lack of time 4 5. Recognising signs of agitation/aggression.Decreases in behaviourIncreases in behaviour Stares into space Non-conversational Subdued language language/rising voice. Contains hands Busy hands Lacks involvement Moves in and out of Withdraws from groups.groups Starts and stopping. Lacks responding Moves around room Avoids eye contact. Fidgety/tensing of Darting eyes muscles. Rapid breathing.5 6. Defusion StrategiesStaff should seek to:- Appear confident. Avoid arguing & Display calmness.confrontation. Create some space. Show you are listening. Speak slowly, gently& clearly. Calm the student before trying to solve Lower your voice problem. Avoid staring6 7. Defusion Strategies. Give a clear statement of what you want: I wantyou to.... Stick to your statement. Repeating asnecessary. (Stuck needle technique) Deflect the students responses, the ones thatundermine your statement: e.g. irrelevances,arguing etc. Preface re-statements with recognition of theirview, Ive heard your reason for.......I want youto..... 7 8. Defusion Strategies.ChoiceTake up timeGives pupils some Allows pupils not to losecontrol over theface. Watching andsituation; is less likely waiting is, in a way,to initiate point-blank issuing a challenge. Werefusal.need to be clear aboutexpectations.8 9. Defusion StrategiesPartial agreement When...then directionMaybe you were This is trying to avoid thetalking about your work negative - No youbut now I would likecannot go out becauseyou to...you have not finishedyour work becomesWhen you have finishedyour work, then you cango out.9 10. Defusion StrategiesPrivately understood Tactical ignoringsignalsAppropriate forFor drawing the classattention-seekingtogether or to monitor behaviour or 2nd, focusthe noise level. on 1st behaviour. Praise the nearby pupil.. 10 11. Defusion StrategiesRedirect behaviourConsequences &sanctionsBy reminding students In line with schoolwhat they should be policy.doing.Implemented clearlyAvoid getting boggedand consistently.down in discussions detention or catch-about what is wrong.up ??11 12. Defusion Strategies.DeferredconsequencesDeal with issue later - itremoves the audience.Avoids confrontation.A quiet 1:1 is morelikely to have a positiveoutcome. 12 13. Defusion Strategies. Flip the script. Stuck needle technique. Breakaways Four Step strategy. 13