This week is the last week of MMSEL class (I even did not realize it, hehe J). Our topic this week was Serious Management Problems: Violence and Aggression such as how to deal with problem behavior, responding to aggression against peers, responding to bullying, responding to defiant students and long-term solutions to violence and aggression.

There are lots of strategies to deal with the problem behavior. We have to distinguish two kinds of strategies for problem behavior in class, first is minor intervention and second is moderate intervention. Minor intervention happen when problem behavior occur during teaching and learning but usually do not disrupt the teaching and learning activity such as: messaging text, eating, or have a talk when it is not allowed. To handle this kind of behavior we can use nonverbal cue (e.g. eye contact or signal), keep the activity moving, move closer to the students who did problem behavior, redirect the behavior, provide needed instruction (sometime students will do behavior problem because they do not know what to do), directly and assertively tell the student to stop and give the student a choice whether the will behave appropriately or receiving a negative consequence.

Moderate intervention happens to handle problem behavior that disrupts the activity or teacher instruction or other students’ work. We can handle that kind of problem behavior by withhold a privilege or desire activity, isolate or remove students from the activity area or out of classroom, and impose penalty (a small amount of repetitious work).

If those kind of strategies do not work we can use other as or resources such as peer, parent, principal or counselor, or even a mentor that do care and support the development of student who did the problem behavior.

Next is dealing with aggression, first aggression is fighting to deal this problem if we are in elementary school we can directly ask to stop without risking injury to yourself. But if you are in secondary school you need a help from adults like principal or parents. To deal with, you have to let the fighters have a cooling-off period then you can ask for their opinion. Second is bullying to deal with this aggression Dan Olweus have program that decreasing opportunities and rewards for bullying. You can involve parents and staff to deal with bullying and creating antibullying policies and state the consequence for bullying, also teaching students to recognize, not tolerate and handle bullying.

To deal with defiance or hostile toward the teacher you can use personal approach than stated what consequence will come. We can also make a classroom and school-based programs for dealing with problem behavior through social competence and conflict resolution.


The Chatty Students

When a chatty student fails to keep quiet, I would not threaten to have the student removed from another teacher’s class. If numerous interventions have been done, I would ask for his or her peer that close to his/her to help me getting the students to keep quiet. If this does not work, I would talk personally to him/her, asking why he behave like that, telling what effect that come from his/her problem behavior to other students in class, and telling what consequence that come


As like I said before, I really did not realize that this is the last week of this semester. I do not know what to say but I like this class, the lecture and friends there. I got lots “meaningful experience with meaningful material in meaningful time and class”. This class helps me how to motivate students and manage my class later. I hope there is MMSEL 2 for next semester, hehe J

Last I want to say to Ms. Mima, thank you for being a GREAT lecture for us. You really motivate us for being a good teacher.

I think that is all from me.

Thank you.

Richa Fatimah (2009110007).

For MMSEL class.