Episode 97: How to Interact with Stressed-Out Students

It’s frustrating when a student resists doing work, gets disruptive in a classroom, or doesn’t handle change very well. Most of us probably assume the student is doing these things deliberately, and we try to address it using the usual behavioral standards: consequences for bad behavior, and rewards for good – the old carrot-and-stick measures. But for many students, these measures not only don’t work, but they make the problem worse. Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss how to connect with these struggling students.

Show Notes
KQED.org, “20 Tips to Help De-Escalate Interactions with Anxious or Defiant Students”
Medium.com, “The Spotlight Effect: Why No One Else Remembers What You Did”

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