Teacher Tension

Advice for primary teachers on handling personal stress in class Behaviour management guru Sue Cowley works with primary school teachers on issues of pupil behaviour, stress and school rules.

How does a teacher suffering a high level of personal stress deal with a difficult class?

Behaviour management expert Sue Cowley offers Jackie Rochester, a member of Summerfield School’s senior management team, tips on dealing with stress levels.

In a reconstruction, Jackie is seen suffering daily stresses such as running late, arguing with her child over breakfast and queuing in traffic. She is then shown losing her temper with a lively art class.

Sue shows Jackie how to defuse her inner tension and avoid passing on personal stress to her pupils.

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