Good Kids, Difficult Behavior Book Study

Good Kids, Difficult Behavior

Book Study

Focus#1 (pages 20-32) The Seeds of Hope

 

 

We have all seen evidence of book studies being powerful tools to develop effectual teacher expertise in critical areas.  The focus for this book study is the improvement of behavior in the Good Kids, with Difficult Behavior.  We want to focus on recognizing more than just difficult behavior, we want to help student focus on the causes and what we can do to help the students deal with their reactions.

When you read the passage (pages 20-32) I want you to think of a time you were hurting and acting out yet no one knew the cause and they judged you as difficult or blamed you for causing trouble.

I will provide a Blog for you to answer the questions that are sprinkled throughout this assignment and well as a way that you can post your thoughts/ideas/policies so that we can all benefit from your wisdom.  You will have the opportunity to respond to each other.  (Please no “Great job!” let this be an interactive way that we can communicate and provide ways to support each other and our students.)

As you read I want you to think about the students you serve and the labels that you have assigned to those students.  Are they accurate?? Are you sure?? 

On page 23 there is a statement in bold that says “Start with the idea that this child has the potential for success at some level, and that with creativity, perseverance and the right structure, you just may be the one to help him or her succeed.” Do you have any of these students? We all do! EVERY student has some potential.  We become frustrated when they do not grasp a concept when we feel they aren’t paying attention or they do not care. Maybe they don’t care!?!?  Can you find something they do care about and use that as the vehicle to tap into the potential this student possess??

When we tell students they are supposed to know/learn something just because they are a certain age/grade we limit their potential and ultimately we caused them to become frustrated because they feel like failures.  When we become frustrated we act out, why can’t they?? 

 

Think Project:

When you are faced with a student that you see has potential how do you tap into that potential and stave off behavior issues at the same time?? 

 

Teachers,

After you have read the selection and taken some time to process what the author is suggesting what are your thoughts?

The following questions are taken from the Book Study assignment. Please reflect on them.  When you respond to them make sure to include your name and feel free to comment on the others responses and offer support and suggestions.

I want you to think of a time you were hurting and acting out yet no one knew the cause and they judged you as difficult or blamed you for causing trouble

think about the students you serve and the labels that you have assigned to those students.  Are they accurate?? Are you sure?? 

Can you find something they do care about and use that as the vehicle to tap into the potential this student possess?? 

When we become frustrated we act out, why can’t they?? 

Think Project:

When you are faced with a student that you see has potential how do you tap into that potential and stave off behavior issues at the same time?? 

Please offer suggestions that we may can incorporate in the 21st CCLC Program. 

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One thought on “Good Kids, Difficult Behavior Book Study

  1. I certainly realize that having taught for over 32 years the value of refreshing my heart and mind to all the different types of children that come into my classroom! You have to not prejudge and meet them where they are at!

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