I need some advice on classroom management for a student with ODD. The student is slowly improving, but I feel as though I have no enforceable consequences. He does not care if he gets bad grades. He refuses to listen to me if I attempt a private conversation. If I redirect him during class, he makes disrespectful comments that sometimes make the other students laugh. I've worked with administration, the SPED team, and his parents, but nothing seems to stick. I've learned not to show any anger or emotion in response to his actions/words as his behaviors are clearly focused on getting a reaction. I will offer choices, give positive feedback for good behavior, ask him questions to get to know him and make comments about these things later to show I remembered and care. I also have to choose my battles. Keeping re-directions brief or even just a look/hand gesture seems to work best (although it doesn't always work). I can tell he's smart and creative, but he puts little to no effort into his work. At this point, I am okay with this because the biggest issue is that he wanders the room and distracts other students. Again, I have to choose my battles, knowing when to ignore things and let it go. But in the case of disrupting other students, I cannot allow these behaviors. I had worried that if I allowed him to act this way then other students would think it's okay to act this way too. This fear came true as the class as a whole had started becoming unruly and a normally well behaved student had started acting out so I called a parent conference and the student revealed that she thought I was being unfair as she felt that the ODD student got away with stuff that I would get on her for. I explained to her that it may seem unfair, but that I have to deal with different students differently and that I am strict with her because I respect her and expect the best and that one student doing something wrong doesn't make it okay for her to do so. So now my main goal is to keep the ODD student in his seat and prevent him from distracting other students. But how can I do that if he simply doesn't listen? And how can I explain to the class that his behavior isn't okay without embarrassing him and making the situation worse?