Dealing with Difficult Students Part I

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challenging student can significantly diminish the enjoyment for an entire year of teaching. Learning to navigate the challenges associates with such students can greatly enhance the classroom experience for students and teachers alike.


  1. Develop an understanding of common characteristics associated with difficult students.
  2. Learn how to create an environment that limits disruption and supports intervention when disruption occurs.
  3. Develop relationships that integrate self-care, helps students invest themselves, and contribute to the entire school's culture.

About the Author

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty years. He earned his Master's in Education from Penn State University and went on to be an elementary school guidance counselor before earning his Ph.D.

As educators are more likely to invest their personal time, money, and energy into their work, support both inside the classroom is required.

My vision for TeacherCoach is to support the most important professionals on the planet in both your personal and professional lives. With healthy educators and a healthy school organization, students will thrive.

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