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    Old 09-16-2002, 07:15 PM   #1
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    Post Ideas for Behavior Management (long)

    One of the DS students I teach has several behavior issues which limit her ability to participate fully in class. Many people I have spoken to recommend a strict behavioral approach, and I'm looking for other input as well. I'm stumped!

    To begin, C. is a member of the Navajo tribe. Her family's cultural norms are very different from mine. It also appears that Mom, in particular, still treats C, aged 10, much like and infant. C usually sits on Mom's lap rather than in her own chair before the bell rings for class. CB is delivered to class by Mom and picked up by Dad every afternoon.

    C often runs away from teachers and aides. C also will lay her head down on her desk at will, and not participate in class activities. After "time out" C sometimes will refuse to return to class activities and simply sit with her legs crossed and her head on the floor. If I or the aide attempt to assist her C scowls, stamps her feet and/or becomes stiff as a board.

    I had never laid eyes on C before school began in August. I'm wondering how & if I can help C manage these behaviors and become a member of the class, rather than a diverting spectacle for the other children.


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    Old 09-20-2002, 05:45 AM   #2
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    I would agree with the behavioral approach. I laughed as I read your post, my sister (now 18) use to do the same thing, sit and not get up. Her teacher was in the Army prior to teaching. At the time we thought MAN IS SHE MEAN. But it works, refuse to join the group she would escort her to the others, at the time she was little. Julie hated to have Sue help her so she learned I better go now or they will help me. Call a meeting and make a plan before she goes too long into the school year. It will only be harder to help her out of her bull head mood. Reward her for the good, make a big deal out of how well she is doing when she really is. It will work, keep us posted.

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