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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 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.