Resistant learners are one of the many challenges critical care educators face. The educator must be aware of the elements that contribute to learner resistance and work effectively to eliminate them. Efforts should be made to design programs that are outcome focused and provide direct benefit to each learner. When resistance presents, the educator must search for ways to secure the resisters' buy-in or minimize their impact. Managing resistant learners is never easy, but when the educator is armed with the right tools, their negative impact can be reduced or eliminated.