What is a good method for assessing a trouble making student?
I am currently an intern, training to become a teacher. I feel I am slowly becoming more prepared over time, but one of my biggest weaknesses is troublesome students. The fact is that some students are defiant, refuse to listen, and just won't try. While this can be difficult when it comes to keeping the classroom together, my question is simple: How do you assess these students as compared to the rest of the class? How do you know if the problem is that your methods aren't working on that student, or if they are just not trying? And if your methods are the problem, what are new methods that have been proven to work on such students?