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Jerry Webster

Dealing with "Attitude"

By October 28, 2012

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I've taught in inner city and rural districts.  I've taught young children and middle school children.  I've had all kinds of encounters, and, quite frankly, lots of attitude.  I don't deal with it:  it usually goes away.  But I understand how tough those kids can be, and the kind of ongoing challenge it can be.

I spent several days honing my skills at Applied Behavior Analysis here in the Clark County Schools, and I decided to apply those tools to the issues of "attitude." I have written an article that I hope will help those of you struggling with difficult children get a handle on the attitude.

Sometimes, of course, you just need to sass back, and the laughter will clear up the problem . . . but I think that requires that you build a relationship of trust and honesty, which will require that you attend to the things that make for a successful and well run classroom.

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