IN THE MEDIA: ‘An escalating crisis’: Student violence in Ontario classrooms

Teachers striking

(Global News)

“The elementary teachers’ union has identified addressing classroom violence as a key concern, in addition to maintaining smaller class sizes, more supports for students with special needs and preserving full-day kindergarten.”

“Students can resort to violence when they’re trying to say something about a breakdown in communication or relations with a teacher, according to Aparna Mishra Tarc, an education professor at York University and teacher educator.”

“I think that what makes violence really, really tricky in the classroom is that it is so subjective,” Mishra Tarc said. “Schools should really, really try to promote environments of engagement and meaningfulness.”

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