Erin K. Beckett is enrolled in the school library program at Salem State University
Students act out for a reason. We know this. The work is too hard. He didn’t get enough sleep or enough to eat. His home-life is violent. Parents aren’t around. Negative attention is better than no attention. Most often, if a student could behave, he would. Undesirable and harmful behaviors in the classroom often stem from trauma, and www.anxiousandangrykids.webs.com will answer your questions about why children and adolescents who have experienced trauma act the way they do. Anxious and Angry Kids gives practical suggestions and strategies to help support your neediest students, and it explores what goes on in the minds of students who have dealt with trauma. Information from books, articles, and videos about Reactive Attachment Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and trauma-informed schools will demystify much about why some kids act out, and the site proposes how you can help.
We can’t know everything about our students or what might be causing the unease or anxiety, the frustration, or the fury, though much bad behavior stems from fear. To help manage your students with empathy and understanding, take a look, introduce the page at a staff meeting, or link it to an all-staff email. It will change how you look at kids, especially the angry ones.