Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding With Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People / Edition 2

Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding With Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People / Edition 2

by Jeffrey A. Kottler, Ellen Kottler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412965292

ISBN-13: 9781412965293

Pub. Date: 08/22/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Take a proactive approach with your most challenging students!

This second edition of a bestseller gives teachers a model to assess, understand, and respond to challenging students, plus new tables, charts, and reflection questions. Offering real-life scenarios from interviews with teachers, counselors, and school administrators, this updated volume provides:

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Overview

Take a proactive approach with your most challenging students!

This second edition of a bestseller gives teachers a model to assess, understand, and respond to challenging students, plus new tables, charts, and reflection questions. Offering real-life scenarios from interviews with teachers, counselors, and school administrators, this updated volume provides:

  • More tips for developing active listening skills that improve communication with students
  • Suggestions for creating caring communities in the classroom
  • A new section on dealing with aggressive and violent behavior
  • Information on understanding parent behavior and suggestions for building positive connections with parents and families

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412965293
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/22/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,026,884
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Why Do Some Students Drive You Crazy?
At a Loss About What to Do
Eye of the Beholder
So, Who Gets to You?
2. Which Students Challenge You Most?
Students From Hell
Profiles of Students Who Are Difficult
Placing Actions in Context
3. Understanding Students' Challenging Behavior
They Are Doing the Best They Can
Additional Functions of Conflict
When Biology Has Its Say
Creating Difficult Students
Multiple Viewpoints
4. What Students Do to Make You Crazy
Separating Students and Behavior
Protecting Yourself
Pushing Our Buttons
How Failure Helps
Engaging the Challenging Student
Recognizing Your Limitations
Don't Take the Conflict Personally
It Comes With the Territory
5. Changing Your Own Behavior
Detachment Without Withdrawal
Talking to Yourself
Processing Disappointments Internally
Stop Complaining
Keeping Your Sense of Humor
Recognizing Accomplishments and Strengths
Reframing Problems
Being Flexible
Seeking Support
Help Yourself First
6. Strategies for Changing Students' Behavior
Some Rules of Engagement
Develop a Sense of Community
Use Counseling Skills
Collaborate With Others
Brief Interventions
Develop Alternate Perspectives
7. Parents and Colleagues Who Drive You Crazy
The Least of Our Problems
Teachers Who Don't Understand
Administrators Who Handcuff Us
Parents Who Fight Us
What About You?
Those Who Abuse You
8. Preventing Future Problems
Proactive Versus Reactive Strategies
Paying Attention to Feedback
Teacher Strategies That Maintain Momentum
Conflict Resolution
In Summary
References and Suggested Readings
Index

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