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Old 09-23-2010, 05:06 PM
 
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KyTeach3,
I'm wondering if you have support from your administration. Do you have people available who can remove a defiant student to take a time-out in the office or w/ a guidance counselor, when they are not cooperating in class? If the student won't go with the buddy teacher, the next step is typically to call for help.

A brief private meeting with the defiant student to help solve this problem might be a good idea. Maybe he can work with you to come up with a plan. Have you seen the book, Solving Thorny Behavior Problems, or Caltha Crowe's book about Sammy? Let him know that you expect him to follow the rules and you trust that he is capable of doing so. And let him know what will happen if he doesn't.Then follow through. Also, let him know that you see his strengths and you believe he can have a good year.

As much as you can, keep your calm focus on the rule-followers.
Hang in there!
Peggy
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