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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 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.