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Behavior List

The Class Clown

Related Behaviors
The Con Artist
The Show-Off
Behaviors At School

The Class Clown

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

  • Attention of teacher and classmates is constantly diverted to the class clown.

  • Teacher is upset by his/her inability to channel this student's energy constructively.

  • Teacher fears other children may begin imitating the class clown.

  • Teacher often becomes upset because this student is not working up to his/her potential.

  • Other students are prevented from concentrating.

  • Class is either entertained or disgusted by the behavior.

  • A real danger can be presented by such behavior in open equipment classes.

  • Often, classmates resent the fact that the teacher is spending so much time with the class clown.

  • Regaining attention is difficult because some kids linger on the class clown's humor.

  • Creating a serious tone in the classroom is difficult.

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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.