If you can distract yourself, you are less likely to act on the emotions that you're experiencing. It might be difficult in the classroom setting as given above, but here are some options:
- ask to be excused to go to the bathroom
- write down your thoughts and feelings on a piece of paper
- write down some affirmations (for example, I am more than my grades, I am resilient and will try harder next time, I can ask for help when I need it)
- ask to visit the school counsellor or chaplain.