Breaking the Code-What Teachers Need to Know About Behavior (Essential…
Breaking the Code-What Teachers Need to Know About Behavior
Essential Concepts for Understanding Behavior
Behavior has a function.
Some behaviors can serve multiple functions.
Behavior occurs in patterns.
Behavior is communication.
The only behavior teachers can control is their own.
Misbehavior is a symptom of an underlying cause.
Behavior can be changed.
Why Challenging Students Are So Challenging
Challenging behavior can be counterintuitive, eg) some children seek any kind of attention, even if it means provoking teachers to yell at them.
Intent can be hard to decipher
Because of incorrect assessment, the teacher's response doesn't match
Because of incorrect assessment, the teacher teaches a replacement behavior that the student cannot replicate.
Challenging students may have inconsistent or underrecongized skills, job of teachers is to teach suitable replacement behavior.
Teachers making an incorrect assumption, can lead to an inadequate response and repetition of behavior.
Intuitive process teachers often use for responding to behavior often does not work with hard to reach students.
Most students have fundamental skills to act appropriately.
Challenging behavior is a disability: a student would behave if he or she could.