Reading Practice: Match a category with an explanation

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The table below shows the signs and strategies for dealing with common emotional blocks to learning.

Study the table and then match one Emotional Block (A-D) with one of the Strategies below.


STRATEGIES:
  
 
¤ Assist students to role play situations in which they may become frustrated

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 Keep staff changes to a minimum and provide them with a central 'go to' person 

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 Break tasks down to smaller, manageable sub-tasks so that students feel they can achieve the goal

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 Provide information on, or guest speakers from, agencies who specialise in counselling

 


Emotional Block

Signs

Strategies

A. Anxiety
  • restlessness
  • tension
  • looks worried
  • cannot concentrate
  • memory difficulties
  • appearing not to be ‘with it’
  • does not do work
  • blank spells
  • leaves the room

 

  • acknowledge frustration
  • set achievable goals
  • offer praise
  • allow avoidance of tasks and activities that are too difficult
  • plan for avoidance (eg: provision of quiet area)
  • give explanations of what you are doing
  • acknowledge effort
  • give clear expectations about goals for achievement

 

B. Depression

  • looks melancholic
  • expresses hopelessness
  • cries or appears sad
  • never smiles
  • withdrawal
  • fatigue
  • seeming lack of interest
  • cannot concentrate
  • very dependent ‘clinging behaviour’
  • fierce self-reliance, rejection of help

 

  • show genuine interest in well-being of student
  • form appropriate working pairs
  • use group activities
  • invite bilingual guest speakers
  • provide information about clubs and activities
  • have excursions to enable students to get together
  • enable student presentations and participation using non-verbal tasks
  • allow time out

C. Anger

  • aggressive or disruptive behaviour
  • brusqueness
  • irritability
  • expresses hostility
  • challenges teacher’s knowledge or style
  • excessive querying
  • withdrawn, little participation
  • restless
  • showing off
  • refuses to sit with another student

 

  • discuss anger in a one-to-one situation
  • listen to any complaints
  • understand the cause of anger and validate if appropriate
  • indicate who might be an appropriate person to talk about it further
  • use an intermediary if there is conflict between teacher and student
  • set limits on unacceptable behaviour
  • harness anger, direct student to appropriate expression of dealing with it

 

D. Distrust

  • sensitive to failure
  • cautious behaviour
  • challenging behaviour
  • social withdrawal
  • hostility
  • encourage participants with positive reinforcement
  • do not apply pressure to participate
  • allow for withdrawal and time out
  • allow for practising conversation in small groups
  • provide continuity of staff
  • provide a noticeboard for students

 




Check your answers below:

C  Assist students to role play situations in which they may become frustrated.
D  Keep staff changes to a minimum and provide them with a central 'go to' person. 
A  Break tasks down to smaller, manageable sub-tasks so that students feel they can achieve the goal.
B  Provide information on, or guest speakers from, agencies who specialise in counselling.

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