Introduction To Dealing With Difficult, Defiant And Unmotivated Students Adams

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As it turns out,, about 85% of the classroom disciplinary issues appear to be caused by >15% of the students. How we deal with this 15% while not disheartening and discouraging the majority of students is the key to creating a working environment for students and teachers, alike.

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Introduction To Dealing With Difficult, Defiant And Unmotivated Students Adams

  1. 1. Dealing with Difficult, Defiant and Unmotivated Students<br />The following slides are excerpts <br />from the workshop. <br />Contact Barb Adams for more information <br />at (585) 200-8769 or barbarafadams@yahoo.com<br />
  2. 2. Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer Guiding the Way to Success…Where Teachers Can Teach & Students Can Learn©Your School’s Name here<br />
  3. 3. Classroom Management<br />Dealing with <br />Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  4. 4. Activity #2:Now-After-How<br />Classroom management graphic organizer<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  5. 5. Synonyms?<br />Discipline is not the same as punishment.<br />Authoritative is not the same as dictatorial.<br />Consistency is not the same as, well…thesame.<br />Being friendly is not the same as being friends.<br />Having fun in class does not mean that learning is not taking place in class.<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  6. 6. The Difficult or Defiant Students-Whoare they?<br />The unmotivated student who performs below capacity<br />Those with weak social skills who have a hard time getting along with peers<br />The non-traditional learner who has difficulty with the academic demands of the classroom<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  7. 7. Which needs can educators meet?Are we supposed to do EVERYTHING?<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  8. 8. What are the consequences of NOT meeting students’ needs?<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  9. 9. YOU GOT IT!<br />Difficult, Defiant <br />&/or <br />Unmotivated Students!<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  10. 10. Cycle of Conflict<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  11. 11. Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  12. 12. Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  13. 13. Breakingthe Cycle of Conflict<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  14. 14. Address Students Assertively<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />Assertive<br />
  15. 15. Clearly communicates expectations to students<br />Expresses disapproval of the specific, inappropriate behavior & immediately follows up with what is expected<br />Does not jeopardize student’s rights<br />Addresses inappropriateness of behavior while allowing student to maintain dignity<br />The Assertive Teacher<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  16. 16. Graceful Exits <br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  17. 17. Graceful Exits (cont.)<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  18. 18. Practical Strategies for Success! Your Toolbox<br />Create win-win authority relationships.<br />Make success possible for ALLstudents.<br />Accommodate a wide range of acceptable learning behaviors for the wide range of academic abilities.<br />Make authentic connections with kids.<br />Increase positivity.<br />Support the needs <br />of non-traditional learners.<br />Keep FUN in teaching & learning!<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  19. 19. Enact district-wide discipline codes.<br />Teach students how to follow the discipline code that is rigorously and fairly enforced.<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  20. 20. 3. Implement effective classroom management practices.<br />4. Implement programs to modify student behavior.<br />5. Establish alternative placements that should include ‘wraparound’ supports for chronically disruptive students.<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  21. 21. 6.Develop school safety plans.<br />7. Support the work of families, religious institutions and communities in developing sound character in children.<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  22. 22. Assessing & Addressing Your School’sDiscipline Code<br />Barbara F. Adams Educational Consultant & Trainer ~ Difficult, Defiant & Unmotivated Students<br />
  23. 23. Contact Educational Consultant & Trainer Barb Adams for complete workshop detailsbarbarafadams @yahoo.com(585) 200-8769<br />

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