Let’s 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 students’ 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. 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 students’ 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