Why Your Students Do What They Do and What to Do When They Do It

A Practical Guide for Understanding Classroom Behavior
Grades K-5
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780878224548
Item Number: 5149

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Designed for working with students in grades K-5, this practical manual helps educators understand the underlying psychological issues that often contribute to academic, behavioral, or social dysfunction in the classroom.

It addresses over 90 common problems or concerns that teachers observe on a daily basis, such as teasing, bullying, laziness, cheating, fighting, daydreaming, lying, shyness, clowning, procrastination, tattling, irresponsibility, test failure, and lack of friends.

Individual problems are discussed and analyzed from the perspective of eight different areas: Academic, Environmental, Intellectual, Linguistic, Medical, Perceptual, Psychological, and Social. Possible causes for each difficulty and practical, step-by-step suggestions for interventions are described.

Book Review

“These books serve as basic refernce tools for anyone dealing with children and adolescents on a regular basis. They will not only help teachers and youth workers identify problems early on, but will help them to begin to understand the depth of issues that may be involved.”

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Common Classroom Problems and Concerns

  • Absences, unexcused
  • Academic failure, overall
  • Activity level, high
  • Activity level, low
  • Aggression, verbal
  • Anger and annoyance
  • Anxiety, general
  • Anxiety, separation
  • Argumentativeness
  • Attention, need for immediate
  • Attention seeking
  • Attention span, short
  • Bathroom visits, frequent
  • Blaming others
  • Bothering others
  • Boy or girl craziness
  • Bullying
  • Cheating
  • Class work, not handing in
  • Clinginess
  • Clowning
  • Clumsiness
  • Comments and noises, inappropriate
  • Concepts, difficulty grasping
  • Controlling behavior
  • Criticism, inability to handle
  • Criticism of others
  • Criticism of self
  • Crying
  • Daydreaming
  • Defying authority
  • Depression
  • Destroying own work
  • Destroying others’ property
  • Directions, inability to follow verbal
  • Directions, inability to follow written
  • Distractibility
  • Excuses
  • Fatigue
  • Fear of adults
  • Fear of new situations
  • Fighting
  • Focus, lack of, in the morning
  • Focus, lack of, in the afternoon
  • Follower role
  • Forgetfulness
  • Friends, lack of
  • Games, not being chosen for
  • Hesitance
  • Homework, failure to complete
  • Homework, taking too long to complete
  • Impulsivity
  • Inconsistency
  • Inflexibility
  • Insecurity
  • Interest in school, lack of
  • Interrupting the teacher
  • Intrusiveness
  • Irresponsibility
  • Judgment, poor
  • Laziness
  • Listening difficulties
  • Lying
  • Motivation, lack of
  • Notes, writing and passing
  • Nurse visits
  • Organization, lack of
  • Overreactivity
  • Panic
  • Participation, lack of
  • Pleasing behavior, excessive
  • Popularity, high
  • Popularity, low
  • Procrastination
  • Questions, excessive
  • Risky behavior
  • Seated, difficulty remaining
  • Sharing, problems with
  • Shyness
  • Slow starting
  • Squinting
  • Stealing
  • Stories, making up
  • Stubbornness
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Tardiness
  • Tattling
  • Teasing
  • Test failure
  • Tuning out
  • Twitches or tics
  • Victimized, being
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