Praxis II Preparation

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Praxis II Preparation Tabitha Floyd PSY372: Educational Psychology Melanie Rodriguez May 16 th , 2011
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Praxis II Preparation Mr. Potter is a fourth grade teacher who is dealing with behavior problems in his classroom. He has a student named Adam who is a bright student but he is disruptive in the class and is always making jokes to entertain the other children. Mr. Potter sees this behavior as a cry for attention that he lacks at home. He does not want to give Adam the attention he seeks so he has been ignoring Adams behavior. During the course of a few weeks Adams behavior as gotten worse and he has been removed from the room. Adam acts out usually during language art class. Adams behavior has rubbed off on other students and Mr. Potter has had to remove them from his classroom also. (Santrock, 2009). Mr. Potter is starting to add to the behavior problems in his room. See by him ignoring Adams behavior Adam tries harder to seek attention and his behavior has become worse. Mr. Potter was hoping that ignoring the behavior it would stop. Although it is alright at times to ignore small behavior, there is a thin line between what to ignore and what not to. Another thing to remember is if you are going to ignore a behavior it is important to praise good
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course PHY 372 taught by Professor Melanierodriguez during the Spring '12 term at Ashford University.

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