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

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Behaviors At School

The Class Clown

Behavior: Specific attitudes and actions of this child at home and/or at school.

  • Continually disrupts class with wisecracks.

  • Will do or say anything to be in the spotlight.

  • Doesn't know when to stop.

  • Has a smart aleck response for everything that happens.

  • May even enjoy the attention of being reprimanded.

  • Actually quite funny at times. This is a reality a teacher cannot overlook.

  • May be either a very bright or a very poor student.

  • Won't quit until he/she gets attention. Behavior cannot be ignored.

  • May be popular and gregarious.

  • Physically and mentally active.

  • Usually, emotionally immature.

  • Bothers other students-touching, grabbing, etc.

  • Not really a leader; may actually be a loner.

  • Too busy clowning to get work done in class.

  • Very peer conscious.

  • Clowns to cover up for poor performance.

  • May be hyperactive.

  • Tries not to be serious-makes a joke out of everything.

  • Very insecure.

  • Often unprepared; doesn't bring books or supplies to class.