I so agree that professionalism is key, although its not always easy to remain steady when under fire!
Here's a strategy I've used before students' attitude escalates into a problem. I try to get them thinking, writing and sharing:
Ask students what is a showdown? (a confrontation that forces an outcome) At what events might you show up? When might you show off? What might you showcase? What is show biz? What is a showstopper? Imagine that its showtime. What would you choose to do to entertain the crowd -- without resorting to hurtful or demeaning tactics?
That's an awesome idea! That sounds like a great topic for an effective structure think-write-pair-share!
I do a lot of discussions that are similar that have to do with motivation and coping mechanisms.
I'm going to totally use this!
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