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Posted on October 10, 2017 1:30 am
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SeQeLy
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Gifted with bad behavior
When I was interning in a fifth-grade classroom, there was a girl that was considered gifted. She was very intelligent and her work definitely showed for it. However, she was very disrespectful and disobedient. What could the teacher do to deal with this student?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 15, 2017 1:23 pm

pehuby
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First, I would try to figure out if there is an underlying issue deep down. Sometimes students are going through something they dont normally share. Next, I would start a reward and punishment system with her. Good behavior means something positive and bad something negative.
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If I were in this situation, I would do exactly this. It is important for teachers to first find out and understand the root cause for students acting out in order to be able to go about finding a solution.
  Posted on: February 20, 2018 10:51 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 20, 2018 6:05 pm

abuMaH
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Addressing the behavior as it happens is necessary, but when there is time, I would talk with the student one on one. She may have something happening in her life that is too much for her to deal with. If you cannot get her to adjust the behavior accordingly, contacting parents for a conference would be the next step.
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PeMuQa
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FInding the time to work with the student one on one and involving the parents is a good idea. Without talking to the student about why these things happen, there is little reason to believe they will be able to effectively stop the behavior.
  Posted on: February 26, 2018 3:33 am

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Solution 3
Posted February 22, 2018 10:07 pm

Hannah Poore
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Sometimes misbehavior in gifted students can come from boredom in the classroom. Perhaps this student needs to be challenged more in their classwork. Or, as others have mentioned, something may be going on at home that is causing her to act this way. I would try to identify the root of the problem, and work with the student to develop a behavior plan that is motivating for her.
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Solution 4
Posted February 20, 2018 9:33 pm

zevuBa
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Definitely, remind the student of classroom behavior everytime she acts up and tell her that that kind of behavior is not allowed in the classroom. If there is no change in behavior definitely let parents know and remind her that if her actions persist there will be consequences.
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Solution 5
Posted February 25, 2018 2:41 am

JytuTe
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I would try to find out what the root of the issue is. Sometimes gifted students can be bored and not challenged enough which bring out bad behavior. Try challenging the student and giving them a monitoring job that allows them to monitor behavior to help keep other students on track.
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Solution 6
Posted October 15, 2017 9:17 pm

qyZeqa
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This seems tough, maybe the teacher should give her the chance to be in the gifted program and her behavior may change?
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Solution 7
Posted February 20, 2018 12:35 am

Shelby Farrell
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I have seen this a lot. Some gifted students often feel as if they are invincible, and my teachers have blatantly put those students in their place. You are the adult and they are the child.
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Solution 8
Posted February 23, 2018 9:45 pm

Kenneth Allen
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The teacher can address this issue with the parents or with the school principal. If the matter continues, seek out a suspension of that student.
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Solution 9
Posted February 24, 2018 3:14 am

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I would try talking to this student and finding out why the problems are occurring. If the student is unable to share, I would call their parents and try to find out if there is anything going on at home that would be beneficial to know for in the classroom. Then, I would try talking to the student again. If that does not work I would then get the guidance counselor involved.
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Solution 10
Posted February 25, 2018 3:05 pm

Sieara Voegtle
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I would challenge the student with more work and slightly difficult work. If the assignments are too easy she could be bored and not willing to listen. Give positive rewards for good behavior and have consequences for the negative behavior.
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Solution 11
Posted February 25, 2018 8:17 pm

PeWaje
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This student might be acting out because the work is too easy for her. Talk with the school administrators and see if she may be able to move up. If not work to build community and trust with the student. This will help the student to feel like they are not wasting their time in the classroom because the work is "too easy".
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