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Behavior List

The Con Artist

Related Behaviors
The Class Clown
The Show-Off
Behaviors At School

The Con Artist

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

  • Many classmates think the con artist is clever.

  • Classmates may encourage the behavior.

  • Others may even try to imitate the con artist, and be upset with teacher when conning efforts are unsuccessful or are met with resistance.

  • Teacher may become irritated after the fact rather than during the behavior.

  • Teacher may receive disrespect as a result of handling the con artist in the wrong way or falling into his/her trap.

  • Teacher may feel helpless in working with this student.

  • Teacher and classmates may be embarrassed by being conned.

  • A climate of distrust exists in the classroom.

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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.