There's a Gorilla in my Classroom
Strategies for overcoming resistant behaviour
Student resistance is a normal behaviour that occurs in every classroom, but there is a direct relationship between time spent resisting school work and achievement, resistant behaviours decrease performance. The ‘problem’ with resistance is that it is not always easily identifiable, it can be as simple as a student knocking a pencil off their desk or it can be as complex as physical violence. It can be observed everyday in every classroom.
Some resistance is useful, students must learn how to be strategic, resourceful, independent and smart, no one wants to completely prevent student resistance, but rather, help students make informed choices about their learning.
Students are naturally curious about themselves, and the basis of this resource is to get students asking questions about their learning behaviour.
Examples of the cards:
I use my strengths - I am determined- I dominate - I hate difficult work - I daydream - I am creative - I tell stories - I laugh - I make wise-cracks - I concentrate – I fight - and many more
Includes cards and comprehensive instruction booklet (includes games and activities).
Suitable for all ages.