Distressed and Distressing Students: What's an Instructor to Do?

This 2-part workshop will offer information as well as concrete tools to help alleviate our stress and empower us to change the situation.

  • Part 1: March 28, 12pm-1pm, SSC 122
    Register online here.
  • Part 2: April 25, 12pm-1pm, SSC 122
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We all have them in our classes and/or offices: The student who doesn't participate, misses class, or shows up "under the influence". Or how about the one that disrupts with side conversations, texting, or constant bathroom breaks? Then there are the extreme cases that scare the whole class with menacing glares, loud or aggressive comments, or dramatic exits. What might be behind these behaviors, and how might we intervene so that all students can have a more positive learning environment? Moreover, where can you get help in negotiating these tricky situations?