Teaching Staff – Taming the Volcano: Understanding Student Anger




Term 3 – Wednesday 18 July 3.30-4.30pm


Lecture Theatre


4.3 & 4.4


All Teaching Staff.


Karen Semple (School Counsellor)



The Program


As Teachers, we see a lot of problematic behaviour in schools and it can be difficult to know how to respond in these emotionally charged situations.  Anger is scary and has the potential to escalate quickly and become volatile and dangerous.  This PD will explain the science and psychology of anger, offer advice and practical tips about how to respond to and support students in these emotional and challenging circumstances and think through how to follow-up after the event.


This session will also explore how you can ensure that appropriate supports are in place following events that are consistent with school policies of reporting and documenting incidents as well as acknowledging the Character Framework which aims to generate more positive and responsible conduct in school.