Gone are the days when teachers are afraid of granting student’s requests because they fear losing control of their class. After teaching for a while, saying no may become a knee-jerk reaction with either a verbal reprimand, a hard stare, ignoring, or a look of disapproval. In the past, all forms of no, whether implied or explicit were a dominant aspect of classroom interaction. However, education has adopted the consumer model where the customer is always right. Teachers have had to make a paradigm shift to becoming caring teachers who make students interests, needs, and desires important factors in their classroom interactions.
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There are many challenging aspects of being in the classroom. One of those challenges is knowing and understanding various disabilities that students may have and knowing effective strategies for teaching each of those students. Autism could be one of the most complicated of those disabilities because it manifests itself so differently in each student. This article will in nowise cover all the information that is available about autism, but it is meant as a brief introduction to some effective strategies for assisting students with autism.
We hear time and time again that we should avoid power struggles with students. This is excellent advice and something we should work to do. At times, however, it is hard to know how to avoid power struggles. One way to avoid such power struggles is to simply walk away.
A behavior specialist asked to observe a teacher whose students were on task 100% of the time. An observer asked, "You have the most difficult students in the school, but you don't have any problem behaviors. What is your secret?"