All school personnel are familiar with students who don't follow directions well and require constant attention and reminders. Noncompliance and defiance are characterized by behaviors that are clearly off task or in defiance of stated rules and expectations. Further, noncompliant students often find ways to ignore directions or provide excuses for why they are unable to follow directions. When noncompliant behavior is addressed in the wrong way, the results will, at best, be ineffective, and at worst, may cause an escalation in off-task behavior.
These videos, featuring actors in the student roles, illustrate strategies to de-escalate noncompliant and defiant behavior in classroom and non-classroom settings.