Student driving me crazy.
I’m an elementary school teacher - grade 3/4 split class. My students need to be able to work independently while i teach the other grade. I have one grade 3 girl who has incredible temper tantrums, mostly for social reasons. Today she refused to work in a group and wanted to work alone, but I didn’t have enough science experiment materials to accommodate that. i put her in a group with only one other person and I told her to “work alone”, but just “share the materials”. I thought that would be a good solution, but she had another one of her melt-downs and went to the back of the room and started banging her head loudly against the rads. I checked to make sure she was mostly making big noise but not seriously harming herself. I told the others that the girl will calm down soon, and the rest of us should just ignore her for now. While I pretend to ignore her behaviour at these times it eats away at me and drives me mental. I know I could be handling it better, but I can’t afford to spend one on one attention on her in a split grade group work situation. Any teachers out there? What would you do?
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