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Power Struggles in the Classroom

As the teacher, we are automatically in a position of power. When faced with a student who is exhibiting this kind of mentality, it can lead to a real butting of heads, especially if we try to cling tightly to that power. If we play the power card to force the student to do something, or cut them down in some way, we might win the game — but not the tournament. This doesn’t mean we have to let students walk all over us. Instead of “winning,” let’s think about “defusing” and giving the student agency.

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