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Four Steps Model
Step 1: Identify the Behavior
Step 2: Understand the Effects
Step 3: Identify the Cause
Step 4: Avoid Mistakes

Related Behaviors
The Angry
The Bully
The Defier
The Influencer
The Overly Aggressive
Behaviors At School

The Agitator

Effects: How behavior affects teachers, classmates, and parents in the school learning environment and the home family situation.

  • Others are influenced to do or say what the agitator would not do or say him/herself.

  • Learning experience in the classroom is seriously disrupted by the agitator's activities because students and teacher alike are distracted from the work or discussion at hand.

  • Social experience of students in the halls, cafeteria, etc., becomes negative.

  • At times, others are led to admire the agitator's sly and manipulative behavior. Therefore, he/she is a hero to some.

  • Teacher can easily start to feel threatened and as if he/she were losing control of the class.

  • Classmates can begin to feel as if they might be able to get away with similar behavior.

  • Class may be in a continual or almost continual uproar regarding some issue.

  • Teacher influence and credibility may be reduced.

  • Teacher may lose self-control.

  • Teacher may feel inadequate. As a result, he/she can become tense and transmit this tension to the agitator and other students.