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Working Effectively with the Difficult, Defiant and Noncompliant Student

Working Effectively with the Difficult, Defiant and Noncompliant Student

Here’s something I cover in my training for educators; it’s something to think about as we work with difficult students. For more information about this program, go to http://www.docspeak.com/Programs/DDNstdnt.htm

James Sutton, Educator/Psychologist www.docspeak.com

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(from page 70 of the program handbook) 

The process of achieving more compliance from this student in the classroom will not make all his problems go away. (Although I’m clear on the fact that teachers are not therapists, they are often the best therapist the child has. Think about that!) How we address these questions (after a bit of soual searching) could make a difference on into the future … with this youngster and others.

1. Do I really understand that this youngster’s behavior is rarely about me? What does that mean?

2. Does this student see me as a resource or an obstacle?

3. Although I can’t change the world for an unhappy child, can I bring a ray of sunshine into my part of it?

4. Have I provided the opportunity and the ear to really listen to this youngster?

5. What can I do today to become even better at working with students like this one? 

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October 2, 2006 - Posted by | Counselors, Difficult Child, Educators, Inspirational

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