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Classroom Behavior Essay

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Would you be surprised to learn that in today’s classroom children sometimes aren’t learning due to behavioral issues? Teachers are attempting to teach classes in which students can be disruptive, disrespectful and defiant. Classrooms are often overcrowded which adds to the frustration of the situation. Teachers are often tempted to take the easy way out, using antiquated strategies that will usually not help the child to learn. In fact, some types of punishments can actually cause the child to become even more rebellious. The child can experience a sense of worthlessness after being punished again and again.
Children do not act out because they are “bad.” They act out in the hopes of receiving some kind of response or reward. In the…show more content…

On the other hand, if that child fills the need for attention by getting into trouble at school, they will get into trouble. Skinner tells us that “non-reinforcement leads to the extinction of a behavior.” In other words if teachers figure out what the child is getting from exhibiting a particular behavior, they can then give that child the exact opposite of the expected response. If our response is consistent the child will eventually give up the behavior in lieu of another which yields more satisfying results. The reward system is sometimes turned around to reinforce poor behavior. Often, children who are misbehaving are looking for some sort of a reaction. It is possible that they believe that it is better to not even try than to try and fail. It could also be true that the only type of attention they receive comes from the instances in which they misbehave. Although as adults it may seem logical that one would avoid being singled out or chastised, children who have little sense of self worth will “take what they can get.” Skinner calls his strategy for dealing with disruption “non-reinforcement.” Skinner’s theory claims that “non-reinforcement leads to extinction of behavior.” By ignoring disruptive behavior, a teacher can extinguish it. Eventually, the disruptive student will realize that their behavior will not gain any response will seek another way to belong to the group.
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Classroom Rules:
1. Be prepared for each class (I promise to show up dressed and ready and expect the same from you. The naked mental image of me lecturing will now haunt you for the rest of your days).
2. Show respect for all people, their opinions, beliefs, religions, etc. I enjoy a good discussion, but I will not tolerate rudeness or disrespect for others (a good discussion means that you use Critical Thinking Skills combined with facts and support while refusing to use flawed logic or name-calling).
3. Be Friendly, Positive and Self- Reflective: When people cannot see you, and also do not know you, feelings can be hurt if you are not careful in how you express yourself. The old saying, think before you speak is important here. Think…show more content…

Likewise, be mindful of chosen words and joking. Let's say for example, I write, "Get out!" This slang term can be interpreted in several ways, either positively or negatively.
6. Professionalism: Leave the characters like smiley faces, and instant message abbreviations out. Your friends may like it, but chances are your professor will not. Save it for personal conversations or definitely ask for permission before using them. They may be interpreted as childish or too casual for the online education environment. Lastly, always say please and thank you. ;-)
7. Ask for Clarification: If you are unsure of what was said, or the instructor's directive, or are trying to interpret a person's expressions, then ask again. Do not sit in silence either misunderstanding or feeling offended. Do not interrupt though; wait until there is a break in the conversation, or until the open interaction occurs. Your instructor will appreciate your responsiveness and maturity. A simple way to do this is to say (or write), "I did not understand...", which will always keep the onus for the misunderstanding on yourself.
8. The Golden Rule of Netiquette: The golden rule of netiquette in an online class or environment is, do not do or say online what you would not do or say offline.
9. I do not drop grades (I do not drop your good grades so why should I drop your bad grades?).
10. There is no extra credit (since you did not do it the first time, I am not giving you a chance

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