10 Ways to Support Students Who Are Emotionally Disturbed

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4. Be Respectful, Not Reproachful

If your student misbehaves, fight the temptation to react angrily to the behavior. Remember that he is a human being with feelings, and teach him what appropriate social behavior looks like by:

  1. Asking him to think about his actions
  2. Asking him to consider what he should have done
  3. Requesting that he try again
This method will teach your student that it's not okay to misbehave, but that you're supportive of him as he develops his social skills.