A Teacher 's Legal And Ethical Responsibilities Of Defusing Classroom Conflicts Essay

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Reflect on the videos related to “Standards and School Law” by doing the following: 1.Discuss a teacher’s legal and ethical responsibilities in defusing classroom conflicts. An example of a classroom conflict that could occur within the classroom could be when a student becomes agitated and aggressive. This can happen when a student is asked to complete a task and the student refuses. After given a prompt to complete the work, the student begins to shout out and throws his work materials. The student then is given a prompt to begin using his coping strategies and he refuses, resulting in escalated behaviors. At this point the student becomes aggressive with staff, by spitting on them. He also begins to throw things at staff and destroying objects within his proximity. The legal responsibility of the teacher and other staff members, are to ensure that the other students are safe from the upset student. This can be done by having a staff member remove the students from the room and using a radio to notify the principal or the crisis intervention leader. In the event that another staff member is not present the students need to be instructed to remove themselves away from the escalated student. Another legal responsibility is to ensure that the escalated student is safe during his crisis moment. If the student becomes physically aggressive the proper interventions of crisis intervention prevention must begin. After following the intervention plan and the student is calm,

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