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Posted on October 9, 2017 2:36 am
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aXejeG
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Purposefully Being Disobedient
In a class I was an intern for, there was a young boy who would purposefully not follow directions given. For example, when told to create a poem with a drawing, the student wrote a poem and turned it in with no drawing. The teacher asked the boy to create a drawing, and about one minute later, the boy came back with pencil scribbles all over the paper. Mind you, this student has plenty of his artwork on the wall (along with his other classmates) and seemed to be in a hurry throughout this behavior. The teacher let him know the drawing must be done with the supplied crayons and must represent his poem. Finally, he turned in a beautiful assignment. What do you think could be causing this behavior and why?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 9, 2017 5:19 am

SeQeLy
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For this student, I would refrain from giving attention to negative behaviors and make sure to praise the positive ones..in this case following directions. I think that the teacher's reminder of the directions is a good simple solution as well.
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Solution 2
Posted October 9, 2017 2:53 am

useZyt
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I think maybe he just needed a little extra attention. He may not be getting attention at home, so he does things at school that will get him noticed by the teacher. You may need to just check in with him every so often to see how he is doing throughout class.
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Solution 3
Posted Yesterday 2:06 am

ReLeve
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I have a first grader who does this. I find the best solution is to find subjects that get him excited (for him he absolutely loves trains) so I will let him (and the other students!) base the project or subject when appropriate around things that make them happy or excited. I find motivation and positive reinforcement work best in these situations! Do NOT give any attention at all to the negative behavior. Instead, redirect the attention, and ask calmly for them to try again. Usually what the child wants is attention, so try to give them attention in a positive way that will make them want to participate and listen in the future.
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Solution 4
Posted October 15, 2017 4:33 pm

pyJeZy
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This is a strong case of needing parent involvment.
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