How to de-escalate pupils' fight, flight and freeze responses

12th December 2022 | Blogs

A subconscious reaction to perceived threats

The fight, flight or freeze response is our body’s way of responding to danger. It’s crucial for survival and enables us to respond to situations quickly.

In this 20-minute podcast we:

  • explain the neuroscience that underlies these subconscious responses
  • highlight potential triggers in the classroom
  • share useful strategies for managing and de-escalating discharge behaviours
  • explain why self-regulation is so important for learning

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