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How Teachers Can Avoid Power Struggles with Students

November 14, 2012 by twalker  
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The typical power struggle occurs when the teacher makes a request and a student refuses to comply. Not wanting to look weak and ineffectual, the teacher responds to the non-compliance in a more adamant tone demanding compliance. Things escalate to the point where the student is sent out. Sadly, winning becomes who is going to look less bad. education consultant and author Allen Mendler recommends a few ways to avoid this situation. Source: Edutopia

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