Turtle approach

Step 1 – recognise when you’re angry or getting out of control

Step 2 – stop yourself from reacting

Step 3 – go inside your shell and take 3 deep breaths

Step 4 – come out of your shell when you’re calm and decide how you’re going to act

Robin, A., Schneider, M. & Dolnick, M. The turtle technique: an extended case study of self-control in the classroom. Pyschology in the Schools 13, 449-453