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Behaviors At School

The Indifferent

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

  • Not interested in anything that is happening in the classroom, and not concerned about what is happening to him/her as a result of this disassociation. "He (she) just doesn't care" seems to be the best description of the indifferent student.

  • May be docile or belligerent, quiet or loud, capable or a slow learner.

  • Listens to what teacher says, but doesn't respond.

  • Doesn't display emotion.

  • Not motivated to action by teacher efforts.

  • May even tell teacher, "Do whatever you like. It doesn't matter to me."

  • One of the hardest children to help in a school situation. Unfortunately, this student will pay a tremendous price for his/her indifference.

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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.