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Behaviors At School

"I Won't Do It"

Mistakes: Common misjudgments and errors in managing the child which may perpetuate or intensify the problem.

  • Listening too much to excuses.

  • Letting this student miss activities rather than pushing him/her.

  • Taking this student's behavior personally, or allowing him/her to upset us.

  • Feeling that we have to lower standards for this student.

  • Misjudging this student's real ability.

  • Thinking this behavior is an act of defiance.

  • Losing control and physically trying to force this student to meet our demands.

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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.