There are students in every class who are always cooperative, and those who predictably battle the teacher in order to take control, every step of the way. In the most difficult cases, the defiant, opposing student is on the brink of preventing him/herself and many of other students in the class from learning. By using this book, the classroom teacher can find effective ways to minimize disruption and increase cooperation from the most unwilling students. As you begin to recognize the underlying causes and dynamics of opposition, you will be able to formulate additional strategies that can increase classroom success and satisfaction for both the defiant student and the teacher. Parents will also find this book to be very helpful in providing insights that will be useful at home and at school.
Author: Tip Frank, Ed.S., Mike Paget, M.Ed., and Jerry Wilde, Ph.D.