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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


We all have the need for power. Students express this need by open dissent, by refusal to follow rules, or by being controversial.

Remember, these students usually feel defeated if they do as they are told. They truly feel that more power is the answer to all their problems. If they cannot gain power in appropriate ways, they will fight to gain it in inappropriate ways

You can identify Power as the cause for inappropriate behavior by the feelings the behavior generates within you. When Power is the reason for the misbehavior, you will generally feel Threatened.

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