Recognize common types of student behaviors, understand the motivations behind them, and explore how to respond appropriately.
As teachers, we need as many tools as we can to interpret student behavior and respond appropriately. In order to interpret behavior, we must challenge ourselves to see beneath the surface and identify why the behavior is happening.
This resource describes the four types of off-task behaviors and ways that teachers can respond to each. When encountering inappropriate student behavior, our goal is to respectfully communicate the expectations, de-escalate the conflict, and maintain teacher authority.
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