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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

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Primary Causes of Misbehavior


Most students gain attention through normal channels. However, for some students, misbehaving is the only way of gaining attention.

Most commonly, these students are the ones who speak out without permission, arrive late for class, or make strange noises which force class or teacher attention.

They are all misbehaving for the purpose of gaining attention.

Attention is the need which must be met. If they cannot get attention in appropriate ways, they will misbehave. Remember, giving attention reduces potential problems and cures current ones.

You can identify Attention as the cause for inappropriate behavior by the feeling the behavior generates within you. When Attention is the reason for the misbehavior, you will generally feel Annoyed.

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