Taking a new approach to students who challenge us

01/10/2013 | Edutopia.org

Educators might be best able to reach difficult students -- and in turn become better teachers -- by changing their attitude toward those students, educational consultant and author Allen Mendler writes in this blog post. Mendler proposes an experiment where a teacher thinks of how they treat their best student when they do well or make a mistake and then maintain a similar attitude toward their most difficult student as well. "We are much more likely to influence change in others when we treat them as we want them to be rather than as they are," Mendler writes

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