Whew.....I'm having a hard time leaving work at work. There are a few students in my class right now that simply drain me. Advice from other staff has been "let 'em go, Amy....you can't save them all." But I'm having a hard time just "letting 'em go."
How do you work with a defiant student? How do you reach someone who completely comes across as "I don't care"?
I've run out of magic wands. As bad as I don't want to just 'park em in the corner,' I don't know what else to do to save my sanity. My classroom is set up in cooperative groups, and I feel terrible when these students leave me no option other than to pull them from the group setting because they simply won't work and want to constantly talk off-task and distract the others.
So, my fellow teachers......what advice do you have when you have defiant students who refuse to do any work?
Oh, and my administrator....psht. Being sent to the Principal's office isn't what it used to be. Not an option I care to use.