Dodging the Power-Struggle Trap

This Week's Topic:

Dodging the Power Struggle Trap

Ideas for Teachers

Here is a scenario that commonly unfolds in many schools:   A student behaves in a way that disrupts the class. The teacher publicly reprimands the student for misbehaving. The student makes a disrespectful comment in return. The teacher approaches the student and in a loud voice tells the student that he "had better shape up" or "be kicked out of the class." The student responds by standing up and verbally abusing the teacher. The instructor calls for an administrator, who comes to the room and escorts the angry student to the office to be disciplined.

In this issue of The Practical Teacher you will find some practical methods to successfully deal with disruptive students. NASET Members login below to access the full issue of The Practical Teacher.

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