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Before you start, here are a few important points:

  • Try multiple interventions
  • Each intervention must be tried for at least 2 weeks
  • Collect and track specific data on each intervention tried and the effect of each intervention over the time it was implemented
  • After at least 6 weeks, you may consider moving to tier 2 interventions.
  • You must submit your tier 1 data to and speak with an administrator before moving to tier 2.

Tier I Interventions for Frustration:

  • Assign a buddy or partner
  • Break down assignment
  • Break down directions
  • Clear and concise directions
  • Count to 10
  • Deep breathing
  • Give choices
  • Reflection sheet
  • Reflective listening
  • Speak with student in hallway
  • Stress ball or fidget
  • Take a break
  • Talk one-on-one with student
  • Teach conflict resolution skills
  • Teach coping skills
  • Teach relationship skills
  • Teach relaxation techniques
  • Teach social skills
  • Use calm neutral tone