How to handle an extreme narcissistic teen as a teacher
March 12, 2013 2:11 PM Subscribe
Posting for a friend - I have a good deal of experience with difficult teens, but i've honestly never encountered this (and am definitely now intrigued myself on how to handle). A short description inside.
posted by assasinatdbeauty to Human Relations (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here's her situation, in her words. We're dealing with the Junior/Senior in high school age range-
"Basically, this kid always texts and talks during class. And his first paper he wrote about having sex with a girl. When I handed papers back, in front of class, he asked me if I liked his paper. When I told him to read the comments, he (still in front of class), compared his paper to 50 shades of gray, and asked if i liked THAT. Today, the students were doing worksheets and he complained it was too hard and wanted help. I wouldn't help, and he asked why and I said "Do you remember things better if they're easy or if you fuck up?" and he said "I remember things better when I fuck them." I've asked him to move seats away from his friends, to put his phone away, but obviously I can't force him to and he just ignores me, which makes me look even more powerless. When I told him to stop texting today, he said "I'm not texting, I'm rating girls based on their looks (on some website I don't remember)." We don't have a principal, we can't talk to parents, I don't know what to do because he calls me on everything. . .And the sad part is, he's really smart.
Any ideas you have would be awesome. . .
Many thanks from me as well!