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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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The Angry
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The Defier
The Influencer
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Behaviors At School

Secondary Needs Being Revealed

There are eight secondary needs, and it is by meeting these needs that we can motivate students to study and learn, as well as to behave in appropriate rather than inappropriate ways. While these needs are also called derived needs, they are psychological and, most important from a teacher's standpoint, learned. Although the intensity of these needs varies from student to student, they are within us all. People are motivated to reach for goals-good or bad-to fulfill their secondary needs and raise their self-concept. Often failure to aim our teaching toward these needs lies at the core of our ineffectiveness. Many times, the problem is that we fight rather than fill these student needs. Worse, we may try to deny fulfillment of these needs and think such action is good. Yet, to be successful, one must search for the individual need-and then try to fill it in positive, constructive, and appropriate ways.


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