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Confidence!  Don't let the what if's get into your head, you know the plan, you know why you are teaching, you know what you came to do. Just do it!  It's not about you :) 

Good strategies on cheating, also on the silent student.  Confrontational is never the way to go, it usually doesn't end well. 

Find tasks for the center stage students to do.  All ambiguous behavior is bad, even from the instructors

It's very to keep the communication interesting so the student will be eager to learn all that's there for them.  Be firm in sticking with the course syllabus and make exceptions for extreme circumstances.

By setting realistic, clear and specific standards for students, and being fair, consistent, and dedicated to sharing your expertise and knowledge of the field you will gain respect from the students. By being prepared, organized and dedicated you can help prevent making mistakes.

Being calm and listening can be a big help in understanding a disruptive student. Having clear expectations of conduct and sticking to those expectations is important; being fair and consistent with all students is important. Evaluating students throughout the course for their grade instead of basing most of their grade on the final exam can help reduce the stress the students feel, allowing them to be more successful through the course.

Being organized help with teaching and classroom management.

It is important to address behavior early and have clear expectations for students.

I learned that there may be difficult students and there are various strategies for dealing with them.

It's important to let your students know WIIFM- Getting them involved emotionally with the study material helps students become motivated. By making the course content clear by providing a syllabus and deadlines for assignments, you are showing the students relevancy and application of the content so they see they are preparing for success after graduation. 

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