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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


There are some students who find their places by being disliked, feared, or hated.

Failure has made them give up trying to gain attention or power via socially acceptable methods. Unfortunately, they find personal satisfaction in being mean, vicious, and violent. The purpose of their misbehavior is revenge.

They are also the students who write on desks, beat up classmates, threaten younger students, cause constant controversy, mark rest room walls, and damage others' personal property. If you have students who fall into misbehaving because they are seeking revenge, realize that only appropriate success will change them.

You can identify Revenge as the cause of inappropriate behavior by the feeling the behavior generates within you. When Revenge is the cause of the misbehavior, you will generally feel fearful or Angry.

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