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How to Respond to Hostile, Inappropriate Comments in Class

When hot moments ignite in the classroom, it is important to engage thoughtfully and purposively in strategies that maintain a supportive communication climate. Managing hot moments is a complex endeavor, and it is our responsibility to maintain a climate that is conducive to learning by not adding fuel to the fire. How to intervene when someone makes a blatantly inappropriate remark (Adapted from Obear, 2010): Ask clarifying questions to help you understand intentions.

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