When Students Push Your Buttons: Five Practical Strategies For Faculty To Better Manage Their Reactions
Letís face it. Student behavior in the classroom can sometimes push the buttons of even the best, most patient faculty. Students can be frustrating and annoying at times. They challenge us to motivate them, but they test our patience as well. We must learn to let go of the negative behaviors they exhibit in the classroom and develop strategies for dealing with the behavior. This webinar will offer five practical strategies to better manage your reactions when studentsí behavior moves beyond frustrating to downright annoying.
Drawing from his newly published book A Faculty Guide to Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior in the Classroom, Dr. Brian Van Brunt will share practical skills around how to:
- Set expectations in the syllabus early in the semester
- Stay calm and maintain a proper mindset
- Understand the motivations behind studentsí problematic behavior
- Listen to a student before lecturing them
- Practice calming breathing methods that you can use in the classroom and learn how to avoid embarrassing students in front of others
- Discover five practical steps to better manage their reactions to annoying and frustrating student behavior
- Learn ways to effectively manage their emotions and reactions when dealing with difficult student behaviors
- Find creative and more effective ways of proactively managing student behaviors in their classroom
- Leave with strategies that will help them stay calm and maintain a proper mindset, even in the most frustrating student scenarios
Who Should Attend?
- 2-year institutions & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Faculty (full and part-time)