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Okami wrote:Wait till he gets disrespectful, take him to a set of stairs, make him go up and down them for 10 minutes and do not talk to him except to make him go up and down correctly. Once he starts sweating and he smoothens out his pace, then stop him and speak to him in Chinese and explain your side of things. If he grunts, then send him back up and down the flight of stairs 3-5 times. You want proper responses from him instead of grunts. Don't yell nor appear angry because you want him to see you as an authority figure he has to respond appropriately to that is calm and in control. After they get it, then they do another 10 minutes to drive the message home and you can talk to them during this time. I generally express regret that I'm not teaching my class but sitting there explaining to him how to act in class. Another particular favorite one is asking if he prefers being yelled at, or walking up and down the stairs, when he says being yelled at ask him if it changes anything and wait for a proper response. You should definitely work the respect angle.
1. If he dawdles threaten to throw him up and down those stairs and DO SO!
3. For the first 10 minutes don't talk to him except to make sure he is doing it right.
4. I have them touch a wall at the top of the stairs and a wall where I'm sitting.
5. If he is really fast, don't worry he'll tire himself out and this is a great thing.
6. Make sure you are watching him at all times.
7. Explain to him that telling his mother is perfectly ok as long as he explains what got him into that situation.
I generally have to do this once a month, but I never have to do the same kid twice. By being calm and assertive plus working out there energy, you bring them to a peaceful state of mind where they can actually talk to you as a person. I usually get an a complete attitude adjustment out of the student. It's particularly effective with students who get yelled at a lot by their Taiwanese teachers.
YMMV, I know almost all 200 kids at my anqinban and have a good relationship with most of them. I only currently have one student who just hates me, but she's in my best Taiwanese teacher's class.
Whole Lotta Lotta wrote:If I were to talk to him, he might give me a look like he doesn't care. I don't want to turn him over too much to the boss, because that is giving away your authority in the classroom.
GuyInTaiwan wrote:The only extra attention a kid needs is a good foot up the backside.
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