Since I have become more focused on my blogging activities I have also discovered that I have become dedicated to reading some blogs more than others. I use a blog reader to help me wade through all the various blogs that I want to keep tabs on, but after some time, I have discovered there are five that I rarely skip.
This week I began a 3-part series that began with major categories of difficult students followed by preventative steps for managing those kinds of students. On the rare occasion it is needed, I still have a few tricks up my sleeve.
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I consider these tricks for dealing with difficult students a last resort. Because I am generally effective managing the classroom through preventative measures, I rarely have a need for these tactics. But do not doubt it, I have used each one of these at least once.
Adult educators have a unique challenge in working with their students. In some cases they have forgotten how to learn and in other scenarios they have forgotten how to behave! But one rotten apple doesn’t need to ruin the whole bunch.
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In my class, How to Teach It, one of the most common questions I get is how to deal with difficult students. For most of us, difficult students are not common, but their rarity makes them much more challenging as we are often caught unprepared, without a plan of action. In this 3-part series we will look at categories of challenging students, “defensive” techniques to minimize occurrences and suggestions for managing them when they inevitably do show up in class.
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I have naturally curly hair. If you have any doubt, find a picture of me and you will see what I mean. I am one of the rare exceptions to the hair rules, in that I am actually happy with the hair I have. Recently I have been reading The Curly Girl Handbook in hopes of improving the looks of my locks. A point the book made that really resonated with me was (paraphrased), “hair stylists with curly hair that don’t wear it curly, don’t really like curly hair.” They aren’t being authentic – or another way to say it, walk the talk!