As a teacher, I've always been told to make accommodations and help students learn how they learn best. I believe a few students know teachers are eager to do this to help their students succeed, and try to take advantage of this quality. I think I have one such student this year, who I've mentioned in previous threads. The first day, she refused to follow the attention getting procedure saying she learns and listens better when she doodles, and doesn't want to face the front when I call for attention (I ask for eyes on me, pencils down, and conversations ended). I had heard of some research that showed that kids sometimes do listen better when they doodle, so I allowed it. That's number 1. Number 2, student refused to organize her binder according to the binder organization system my class uses. Said that she has her own system that works for her. I said as long as she doesn't lose papers and can find things in class then I was fine with it. Number 3, after misbehaving today, and refusing to get out work we were working on in class, student comes up to me after class and says she thinks all the work I give is "bull" multiple times, and that she won't do it, and that I should make work that she can complete at home because she'd rather do all of the work at home (and I assume sit around wasting time in class instead) because that's how she learns best and she is "taking charge of her learning". To this, I outright said no. I told her that I was glad she wanted to take control of her learning, but she was going to have to do it within the framework of the assignments and work I give in class. She often does and says things to try to rile me up, and she has been unsuccessful every time. For instance, I told her it was fine if she thought my assignments were bull, but if she wants a grade, she's going to have to complete the work. However her attacks are unrelenting, and it's starting to wear me out. This student is very smart and definitely knows how to game the system. I emailed the counselor, and asked her to have a conversation with her, but I don't have any faith that this will actually take place. Any ideas of how to deal with this student?