How to Like the Unlikeable Student Part I

Engagement Description


Each year there may be one or several students who seem to take up the majority of your time. Whether its defiance, distraction, or apathy, these students can disrupt your class and add stress to your day. Take this learning to appreciate powerful ways of building a relationship with this student. From novice to experienced educators, this can be a useful experience for expanding your skills with K-12 students.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore how the difficult student is affecting your classroom and life.
  2. Consider new ways to navigate relationships with difficult students.
  3. Begin to build rewarding relationships with a new generation of students. 

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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