I apologize for comparing pigs to some of the kids we have to deal with. Anyway, what do we do about these kids? Well, the first thing is to recognize them and figure out if they really pose a threat to our classrooms at the deepest level.
The ones who are oppositionally defiant passive aggressive demons must be stopped. These are rare. Some of us might get through an entire career without having to teach one.
I know that the terminology there is extreme, and many might object to the flippant use of such serious psychological terms without a diagnosis, but the teachers who read this blog, who are the only people I care about in this discussion, perfectly appreciate what I am saying. Only teachers can appreciate the seriousness of the discussion here about pigs.