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Unformatted text preview: asks, they usually provide tasks at too high of
a challenge level (Jones & Jones, 2001). Students who feel incapable of meeting
the academic demands of a classroom, may find more intrinsic rewards in
misbehaving than in doing their school assignments (Campbell 1999). The
implication is that you need to monitor students’ learning to make sure that the
challenge level is optimal. Millie Grayson, a high school math teacher, does it this
• “I always have students try the first problem I give them, and then we
discuss it. That way, I know if they need additional help or not.” Principle 6.2: Learners’ Personal Needs, Desires and Interests 50 Adapting instruction to students’ interests is an important way to help
prevent misbehavior (Savage, 1999). Also, classrooms that help students meet
their basic psychological needs are classrooms where students are less likely to
misbehave (Glasser, 1969; Gordon, 2001). In Chapter 6, you read about Maslow’s
hierarchy of needs. This hierarchy is useful for reminding us that students have
needs other than a need to su...
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