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A Silent National Crisis: Violence Against Teachers

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Violence directed against K-12 teachers is a serious problem that demands the immediate attention.

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A Silent National Crisis: Violence Against Teachers

  1. 1. A SILENT NATIONAL CRISIS: VIOLENCE AGAINST TEACHERS
  2. 2. of in a national survey reported being victimized at least once within the current or past school year. 80% McMahon et al. (2014). Violence directed against teachers: Results from a national survey. Psychology in the Schools, 51, 753–766.
  3. 3. The nationwide costs of teacher victimization to teachers, parents, and taxpayers exceed annually.
  4. 4. One effective classroom management practice is to teach, model, and elicit problem solving, empathy, conflict resolution, impulse control, and anger management.
  5. 5. Note any change in students’ emotional and/or behavioral functioning.
  6. 6. Always consider social, cultural, and linguistic factors when judging student and adult behavior.
  7. 7. Remember, you are not alone! Talk with a trusted colleague, mentor, administrator, or union representative and get outside assistance when needed.
  8. 8. For more information, download the full PDF

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