Reflection paper 5 - Alexis Levine EDUC 2130 Reflection...

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Alexis Levine EDUC 2130 Reflection Paper 5 February 10 th , 2011 “Twelve Practical Strategies to Prevent Behavioral Escalation in Classroom Settings". In the first incident I believe the teacher handled Dan properly when he said he wished he had a knife. However, I don’t agree with how she grabbed the child’s arms. In many instances this could be exaggerated and be used against the teacher. Also, she needs to treat every student the same. If one student cannot get up without permission, none should be allowed. Temporary removal from the classroom was a good way to handle Dan’s behavior in this event. If the teacher had talked to Dan reasonably without grabbing him causing him to threaten her perhaps his behavior may not have escalated. I agree with reinforcing positive behavior so students don’t feel like you are singling them out or attacking them once they have done something wrong to gain attention. In addition, I agree that teachers should know what triggers the students to become frustrated so they can help them before their frustration turns into anger and it escalades. I also agree with paying attention to the child’s behavior when they enter the class. From
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course EDUCATION 2130 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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