Hello, I am doing some "pre-student teaching" hours in a 4th grade classroom. I am looking for advice / opinions on how to help a student who has a hard time expressing himself and is very quick to become mad and cry. This student does receive pull-out services for a learning disability as well as socio-emotional education. I am mostly wondering what you would do / have done in a similar situation, because I would probably be overstepping my bounds if I actually tried any real intervention with this student. I have spoken with my CT about this student and she is really trying her hardest to help him by having him do breathing exercises and taking time-outs. This has only been minimally effective. Soon after he calms down, if he calms down at all, something will upset him and he will start crying or exhibiting disruptive behavior again. The other day I was working with him one-on-one to help him write a summary on a book we read. He became very upset when I explained to him that he could not put "facts" that he knew on his own, because the facts needed to come from the text. I was helping him find facts from the text and he kept insisting on using his own "facts". He understood what I was saying, but was being very stubborn. I did not get upset with him, I was telling him very matter of fact what needed to be done. He continued to repeat himself on what he wanted to write, and began to cry and grunt in anger. I am not used to seeing a child, especially an older child, exhibit this type of behavior. I did not know what to do, I tried to distract him by continuing on, but it did not work. Would you have "given in" to him and let him write what he wanted? My CT ended up taking him aside to have him calm down, and so he never actually did his assignment. I really appreciate any insight anyone has on this type of student / situation. Thank you.