Teach Coping Skills
Why? - Teaching students these skills has benefits both in and out of the classroom. Students will gain more self confidence. They will increase their self esteem, independence and assertiveness. In addition, students will learn better problem solving skills and overall behaviors while being empowered. Also, it increases the teaching and learning time in the classroom.
When? - These skills should be introduced all the time. However, they should absolutely be introduced when students are struggling with expressing their emotions appropriately, handling criticism, or when there is a frequent need to address meltdowns, console or encourage students.
How?- It's always important to teach coping skills to all of your students. So start with the class as a whole. When necessary, meet with individual students to help them. Working with students requires active listening skills, remaining calm, and being firm while setting boundaries when needed.