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also general interventions for all goals. A logical consequence is a general
consequence that is related to the misbehavior, is administered respectfully, and is 54 reasonable (Nelson, 1987). For example, if a student trashed a bathroom, a related
consequence is to have them clean up their mess. It would be unreasonable to
have them clean it with a toothbrush. Logical consequences are an attempt to
discipline students in a way that does not further discourage them.
Principle 6.4: Variety, Complexity and Surprise.
Variety, complexity, and surprise all help promote curiosity and interest
in students (Burden and Byrd, 1999). Interesting and engaging instruction is one
of your primary tools for preventing misbehavior. Very simply, when students are
disinterested in instruction, they will find other ways to entertain themselves. You
may find it useful to review Chapters 6 and 7 for some particular
recommendations for providing intellectually engaging instruction.
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