Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People
Acomprehensive how-to survival guide thatoffers the tools necessary to identify, manage, avoid, and rise above conflicted relationships in and outside the classroom."
Paperback, 136 pages
Published January 30th 2002 by Corwin Publishers
(first published January 28th 2002)
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I have done a lot of reading about working with students who are difficult. More and more in our business, our students are coming to us with challenges that we were just not trained to handle and our support systems within schools are becoming less and less available. Almost all of the reading I have done is about the strategies available to me to use with the students either in prevention or reaction to students' behaviour. They have been valuable reading and have added to my bag of tricks.
Most of the book covered theory I already knew about, and there reaches a point in time when being reminded you can only change yourself isn't helpful. But the last chapter has some practical applications and there is an extensive resource list. Maybe I will be able to get more good ideas from one of them.
Jeffrey A. Kottler is a professor, psychologist, author, consultant, workshop leader, keynote speaker, and social justice advocate who has spent the past 40 years working throughout the world to promote personal and professional development among professionals and marginalized groups. Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, therapist, and consultant in a variety of settings including a prescho...moreMore about Jeffrey A. Kottler...