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ERIC Number: EJ895293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
What Tough Kids Need from Us
Mendler, Allen; Mendler, Brian
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v19 n1 p27-31 2010
Despite the numerous, disparate, and often unfair demands placed upon educators to be all things to all students, they need to be prepared to teach better behavior every day. Perhaps of even greater importance is finding ways of becoming tougher in not giving up on them when they say and do things that are annoying, obnoxious, and inappropriate so that trust replaces hurt and suspicion. This article discusses how to deal with tough and difficult students. The authors discuss the importance of having an optimistic attitude in setting the right tone with tough students and describe strategies to connect with youth and to guide their behavior. The authors stress that reacting with dignity to the moments in which students are rendering indignities to each other and adults sends a very powerful message that shows capability and strength without brutality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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