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Behaviors At School

"I Don't Care"

Behavior: Specific attitudes and actions of this child at home and/or at school.

  • Always says, "I don't care" to anyone who will listen.

  • Says, "I don't care" nonverbally too-through behavior and attitudes.

  • Usually fails to bring materials to class.

  • Doesn't do assignments.

  • Inattentive.

  • Shows disgust or lack of interest in class activities all the time.

  • Makes up any kind of excuse which he/she thinks will work in the situation-especially "I forgot."

  • Doesn't follow directions.

  • Doesn't listen.

  • Doesn't do well academically.

  • Often, in trouble in more than one class-and out of school as well.

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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.