McIntyre, T. (2017, January 24). Defusing Refusing: Reaching and Teaching Students Who Display Resistant, Defiant, and Confrontational Behavior (Part 1 of 3).

Few educators have received advanced training for working productively with contentious kids—those pupils whose behavior patterns include frequent and intense oppositional and argumentative outbursts. These episodes, if not handled well, can be highly stressful and demoralizing, negatively affecting the stages of our personal professional development and causing us to question our professional abilities or bring forth less-than-admirable thoughts and practices.

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