behaviorism - 1 <KateLynn Chaffin> <ELM 200> <12 December...

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<KateLynn Chaffin><ELM 200><12 December 2016><Rueben Garcia><Behaviorism in the Classroom: Scenarios & Solutions>1.Second grader Marla has gotten out of her seat during teacher-led instruction (of various topics/subjects) 5 times in the last week. When you asked her why she was getting up, she told you, ‘I just get antsy!’”Marla may be bored or have an attention deficient disorder. Marla would benefit fromsmall controlled opportunities to fidget while doing her work. Dr. Raport of the University of South Florida conducted a study in which the concluded with the information that when students are studying hard or learning hard concepts that use more storage in the brain, the tend to fidget more. An example of this would be learning a math problem verses watching a movie. Marla tends to fidget so personalized treatment such as a standing desk or a squishy ball would help Marla to focus and stay seated longer. Busy breaks would also help Marla. Instead of punishing her and making her feel poorly about getting antsy, in my own classroom I would give Marla 3 passes a day to walk down the hallway and back. Then I would reduce it gradually until it was only once a day, then a couple times a week. Because of her age, Marla may prefer immediate reinforce. She also needs immediate praise

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