If a student hits another student or even you, what would you do?

Sample Answer: I would immediately try to de-escalate the situation and protect the children involved. If possible, I would restrain the child and ask for the principal or security official at the school to escort the child out of the classroom. If I have been assaulted, I would immediately report the incident and document the event. That type of behavior is absolutely not acceptable, and it needs to be dealt with quickly.

Tip: School districts typically have a plan in place for handling situations where a child hits another child or teacher. Nonetheless, districts want to see that teachers can think on their feet to deal with these instances of violence within the school. Like many other questions, this one also depends on the age of the students you are teaching. Obviously if a two year old hit you that's really not the same as a 10 year old slugging you or another student! But regardless of the age of the student discipline is necessary.