So, I am an aspiring secondary teacher, and I have been reading many tips on classroom management (especially here on the forums- thanks for all of your posts). I came across this article, and as a newbie, I have never heard of the strategy of "admiring negative behaviors/attitudes". Here is an excerpt from the article: "Rather than engage in a power struggle with such a student, a teacher should acknowledge the skill that the student has worked so hard to develop—and then redirect it. Give her credit for all of the years she has practiced the skill. This will also lead to an increase in the student's perceived empathy from the teacher. After acknowledging the skill, reframe the skill and then redirect it. It is important that this skill be applied with sincerity. Any hint of sarcasm could lead to further alienation between the student and the teacher." http://www.amle.org/Publications/Mi...es/March2010/Article4/tabid/2149/Default.aspx What do you think of this strategy? Have you used it or something similar? What was the outcome? I am not sure what to think of it, so I was wondering what you experienced secondary teachers have to say about it.