When I was a 5th grade teacher, I had many students with anger issues. I learned different and unique ways to handle them because the discipline tools at my disposal were a joke. I found these to be more effective:
-I would sing them a calming song that involved some high notes and resulted in, "Mizz T, if you'll stop that I'll act right."
-I would make them stay after school and read some Joyce Meyer literature about managing our emotions before our emotions manage us.
-I would call their Mothers or, better yet, their Grandmothers to come join them at school the next day. Some kids were cussed out in front of everyone by their mother, but I couldn't control that. I had probably been saying those things in my head, anyway.
-They would have to hold my hand in front of everyone. This was especially traumatic for my boys.
Why am I blogging about this?
Well, it seems I have come across an angry boy that is immune to my methods. He just plain didn't want to share mommy that day: