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Redirecting Students’ Negative Behavior

Found in: handling disruptions

Try to maneuver negative behavior into a positive direction. For example, for a student who refuses to stop talking, give him/her a role that will allow them to talk a lot. For the student who refuses to be still, give him/her a role where he/she is frequently having to move around and about in the room. For the student who likes attention, give him/her a role that will allow them to receive attention a couple of times during the day.

It's also important that other students are given roles, big or small, so that the misbehaving student will not feel like he/she is receiving special attention, despite their "bad" behavior. This is an indirect approach.


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