Let’s face it! Yes, we do profess to care for all students and we do try, but there are students that challenge that belief on some days? Acknowledge your feelings and then do something about it. It will help you, the student, and the class.
I am referring to the student with an “invisible challenge”. I don’t think I would have ever acknowledged that there are some students whose behaviors make them a challenge and hard to like. After reading this article in an email from Teaching Tolerance, I have a new perspective and had to share it with teachers, counselors in schools, etc.
The article describes the situation quite clearly from the teacher and students perspective. However, it goes one step further. This article describes a process that teachers, learning consultants, administrators, parents and others can use to help themselves, the individual student, and the entire class. It is a helpful resource and process to follow with the right preparation and support. Give yourself a break and read it. It won’t take long and I think you will be glad you did.