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Re: Understanding the student
Tue Jun 16, 2015 15:44

I agree with you. I think too often we think about ourselves or get embarrassed so we just try to make the student stop the behavior we don't like. I think stopping to think about the cause or the why is very important to helping us better understand our students. Like the webinar stated, the environment plays a huge role but we automatically try to "fix" the child and not fix the environment, especially when fixing the environment seems like a much quicker and easier solution.

  • understanding the student - Jordan Seagraves, Tue Jun 16 15:24
    I loved the examples that were given in the webinar from the child who covers their ears every time in the music room and the student who throws them self down in front of the gym doors. Most of the... more
    • behavior as communication - koppenhaverd, Tue Jun 16 15:58
      A critical issue is whether you treat behavior as behavior or as a form of communication. If throwing yourself down in front of the gym doors is viewed as behavior, you have 2 choices: reward it so... more
      • re: behavior as communication - stacy huffman, Sat Jun 20 12:28
        I am so glad that you presented this question. I recently took a class that helped me look at behaviors as a form of communication. This was definitely an "a-ha" moment for me. I began to look at... more
    • Re: Understanding the student - brawleyeo, Tue Jun 16 15:44
    • Re: Understanding the student - bennettmc, Tue Jun 16 15:28
      Jordan, I agree with you. I think too often we are quick to not even try. I appreciated examples like this because it reminds me that there is so much more going on with these individuals then what... more
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