Last Thursday I had a student (who is a difficult child) that refused to stand up in the hallway. Earlier he had been on the floor barking like a dog. While we were in the hallway and we were trying to get him to stand up, I very calmly said-"difficult child, please stand up I know you can do it". Only thing is I said my difficult child's name, not my students!! I didn't even catch it immediately and then the Special Education teacher and I were both laughing hysterically once we realize what I said. I'm sure my poor student thought we were nuts!