maple leaf 1-5. Four Goals of Misbehavior

GOAL #1
The need for ATTENTION so people know we're around and take notice.
These are the easiest to deal with.

GOAL #2
The need for POWER and CONTROL over people and situations.
These people experience a lack of power and control in their lives so work hard at trying to get it in the classroom.
These students take a lot of the teacher's energy.

GOAL #3
The need for REVENGE and getting even.
These students are hurting bad!
If our responses are based on power and control, these responses reinforce the student's negative behaviors.

GOAL #4
The need for WITHDRAWAL from people, self, challenges, and situations.
These students have "given up the fight".
They no longer fight but insulate themselves instead.
The only way to reach them seems to be through caring.


( I forgot the source for the two previous pages, sorry)

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