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One thing to remember is that if a kid is like this - there is usually a lot
more going on in his life - that doesn't excuse his behavior, but puts how
you deal with it in perspective.
I guess I would call him aside and tell him (in a quiet voice, without the
white knuckles) that his behavior is inappropriate, and you will give him a
specific amount of time (overnight, two days)... to come up with a written
plan to correct this behavior. If he doesn t do it ... tell him again that
it is his responsibility to come up with a written plan. You may have to
take a verbal one...
As for sabotaging your lessons - what about including a section in their
written reflections/self-evaluations about how they would change the
lesson... emphasizing constructive criticism (and showing how a phrase like ?
this really sucks doesn t give anyone a starting point...). While it may
not stop this particular student, maybe it will redirect the rest...