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Behaviors At School

Before you can begin trying to change a child's behavior, you have to properly identify that behavior. The identification must be specific—for example, The Talker, The Cheater, or The Bully. Select a behavior to learn more.

All Behaviors

1. The Agitator

2. The Alibier

3. The Angel

4. The Angry

5. The Animal

6. The Apathetic

7. The Apple Polisher

8. The Arrogant

9. The Attention Demander

10. The Authority Pusher

11. The Blabbermouth

12. The Blurter

13. The Boss

14. The Bully

15. The Cheater

16. The Chiseler

17. The Class Clown

18. The Clique

19. The Complainer

20. The Con Artist

21. The Crier (Who Claims Foul)

22. The Crier (Who Sheds Tears)

23. The Defier

24. The Destroyer

25. The Disengaged

26. The Disorganized

27. The Disrespectful

28. The Disrupter

29. The Distracter

30. The Do-Nothing

31. The Dreamer

32. The Exaggerator

33. The Excuse Maker

34. The Exploder

35. The Failer

36. The Fighter

37. The Follower

38. The Forgetter

39. The Foulmouth

40. The Fun Seeker

41. The Goer

42. The Goldbrick

43. The Gossip

44. The Grade Gubber

45. The Greedy

46. The Griper

47. The Habitual Absentee

48. The Hater

49. The Hider

50. The Hyperactive

51. "I Can't"

52. "I Don't Care"

53. "I Won't Do It"

54. The "Idiot" Syndrome

55. The Immature

56. The Indifferent

57. The Influencer

58. The Intellectual Show-Off

59. The Interrupter

60. The Irresponsible

61. The Jealous

62. The Know-It-All

63. The Last Worder

64. The Late Arriver

65. The Lazy

66. The Lewd

67. The Liar

68. The Loner

69. The Loudmouth

70. The Lover

71. The Malcontent

72. The Manipulator

73. The Name Caller

74. The Negative Group

75. The Noisemaker

76. The Noncompleter with Grand Plans

77. The Nonparticipator

78. "Not My Fault"

79. The Objector

80. The Overly Aggressive

81. The Pest

82. The Petty Rules Breaker

83. The Pouter

84. The Procrastinator

85. The Questioner

86. The Rabble Rouser

87. The Rebel

88. The Repeater

89. The Rude

90. Satisfied with Second Place

91. The Scrapper

92. The Selfish

93. The Sexuality Broadcaster

94. The Shadow

95. The Show-Off

96. The Shy

97. The Sidetracker

98. The Skeptic

99. The Skipper

100. The Sleeper

101. The Smart Aleck

102. The Smartmouth

103. The Sneak

104. The Snob

105. The Snoop

106. The Snotty

107. The Spoiled

108. The Stewer

109. The Swearer

110. The Talker

111. Talks Back

112. The Tardy

113. The Tattletale

114. The Teaser

115. The Test Challenger

116. The Thief

117. The Troublemaker

118. The Truant

119. The Underachiever

120. The Unprepared

121. The Victim

122. The Vindictive

123. The Wanderer

124. The Whiner

List of Behaviors

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Please Note
We are labeling behaviors, not children! For the sake of convenience, we will describe behaviors with terms such as The Whiner or The Interrupter.

Never use such labels when talking to—or about—children! Doing so could cause many new problems and seriously damage the teacher-student or parent-child relationship.