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The Class Clown
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The Con Artist
The Show-Off
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.

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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.