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Behaviors At School

The Apathetic

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

  • Doesn't pay attention in class.

  • Doesn't do assignments and, therefore, has poor grades.

  • Will not enter into any class discussions, or discussions regarding anything.

  • Has a poor sense of self.

  • Immature and easily distracted to relatively unimportant matters.

  • Has a short attention span.

  • Frequently absent, tardy, or both.

  • Isolates him/herself socially.

  • Generally has a sloppy personal appearance and negative attitude.

  • Displays "I don't care" attitude in everything that he/she does.

  • In many ways, seems emotionally dead.

  • Tends to be slow in physical movements-even in leaving class.

  • Doesn't have a lot of friends.

  • Personal history is not marked by success.

  • May watch TV excessively, or spend time driving or riding in cars.

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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.