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How do you stay calm when dealing with difficult students in your class?
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Teaching can get stressful, and the interviewer wants to know that you can handle it. If you are new to teaching, you may want to give an example of how you have stayed calm in another situation at another job. "When I have a student who is purposefully disruptive or continually asking for extensions on their homework, I have learned to accept these behaviors rather than get frustrated. I have also learned how to deal with these types of students in order to change their behavior." Insert any techniques you use either to stay calm or to handle challenging students. Sometimes they just want to get a rise out of you, so if you can keep your cool, you will end up in a much better situation in the end.
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"When I have a student who is purposefully disruptive or continually asking for extensions on their homework, I have learned to accept these behaviors rather than get frustrated. I have also learned how to deal with these types of students in order to change their behavior."

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How do you stay calm when dealing with difficult students in your class?
1.
I consider myself to be a patient person. I am able to wait for gratification because I believe that better things come to people who wait. Long term success is much more satisfying than accomplishing short term goals.
2.
Ha, honestly depends. As a coach I can become easily upset with my players if they are giving me a lack of focus, lack of hustle, lack of execution after a while. Which I think is natural for any coach. As a teacher I have found that I have a much longer fuse, per say, when it comes to this. I have only gotten upset when a class has show a lack of focus over a period of time that begins to effect their grade but is easily correctable yet they aren't focused on correcting it. I see it as a sign of laziness which is something I have little tolerance for.
3.
By making him busy in study related punishment.