But personal experience may be the best way to show how to turn a difficult student into a dedicated pupil. I had such an experience: one where I was able to help change a student with major behavioral issues into a learning success story. Tyler was enrolled in my senior American government class for a semester, followed by a second semester by economics.
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He had impulse-control and anger management issues. He had been suspended many times in previous years.
When he entered my class in his senior year, I assumed the worst. Tyle sat in the back row. I had never used a seating chart with students on the first day when I was just getting to know them. Every time I talked at the front of the class, I would ask questions of students, calling them by name.
This helped me to get to know the students.
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Unfortunately, every time I called on Tyler, he would respond with a glib answer. If he got an answer wrong, he would become angry.
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About a month into the year, I was still trying to connect with Tyler. I can usually get students involved in class discussions or at the least motivate them to sit quietly and attentively.
By contrast, Tyler was just loud and obnoxious. Tyler had been in so much trouble through the years that it had become his modus operandi. He would push every teacher to see what it would take to get a referral. I tried to outlast him.
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I had rarely found referrals to be effective because students would return from the office behaving worse than before. One day, Tyler was talking while I was teaching. In the middle of the lesson, I said in the same tone of voice, "Tyler why don't you join our discussion instead of having one of your own. I can't remember what he said other than that he included several profanity words. I sent Tyler to the office with a discipline referral, and he received a week's out-of-school suspension.
To this point, this was one of my worst teaching experiences. I dreaded that class every day.
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Tyler's anger was almost too much for me. The week Tyler was out of school was a wonderful hiatus, and we got a lot accomplished as a class. The instructors are flexible and experienced in their fields. This is also great place for working professionals, leaders and even CEOs: here, no one is going to judge you or crush you down for your opinions; instead, the focus is on constructive criticism and supporting one another. You could say my experience here at RRU has been both rewarding and surprising — certainly not anything you could get from a textbook.
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