Difficult Behavior

Difficult students can be found in both the online environment and in traditional college classrooms. Left unchecked, troublesome behavior is likely to become increasingly distracting as a semester progresses. Managed well, difficult behaviors provide opportunities to teach the offending student appropriate skills to be successful in college and in life. Managed poorly, these behaviors can lead to low performance evaluations and a poor learning environment for all students.

For this week’s assignment, you will demonstrate your potential for working with—instead of against—students with difficult behavior. In a word document, video or slide presentation or another layout of your choosing, address all the required topics listed below. Although there is no page or length requirement for this assignment to allow creative freedom, make sure that you have fully addressed all the required topics, using the textbook and at least two additional source to support your answers. Be sure to cite your sources appropriately both in-text and separate reference page in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.


Explain how to recognize and address the earliest stage of developing problems using research for supporting evidence.

Describe appropriate intervention strategies for different styles of behavior using in-text citations to support your writing.

Identify the foundational theory behind the intervention strategies for difficult and unmotivated students.

List and Explain the Do’s and don’ts of working with frustrated, unmotivated students.

Summarize the process for making referrals to appropriate campus resources.

Written Communication:

Syntax and Mechanics: Exhibit meticulous use of grammar, spelling, organization, and usage throughout your submission.

Source Requirement: Reference at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook in order to provide compelling evidence to support your ideas.

APA format: All in text citations, page format and references must be written in APA 6th edition format.