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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
"I Don't Care"
"I Won't Do It"
The Nonparticipator
The Unprepared
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.