Peer Response 1
Offer your peers at least one additional strategy for each behavior to help minimize the challenging behaviors shared. In addition, explain why you included the additional method.
For this discussion, I chose to talk about Jose. Some of Jose’s challenging behaviors are trouble sitting still, disruptive, and argumentative. One strategy to help Jose with trouble sitting still and disruptive behavior are to have movement breaks. Not only will this help Jose, but this will help other students in the classroom. I will tell the students lets take a brain break when I see Jose having trouble keeping still and we will do a song called shake your sillies out. Well-planned and regularly used, movement breaks can help all studentsrefocus and regain their energy. When we dont offer such breaks, off-task or disruptive behavior may ensue” (Roberts, 2013).Another strategy is for the co-teacher can do an activity with Jose to keep his little hands and fingers busy, like a puzzle, or have him build something with Lego.
One strategy to deal with Jose being argumentative is to not argue with him. I will remain calm at all times and make sure I’m respecting Jose during the conversation. I will listen to his reasoning of the argument, and I will respond in a respectful manner when he is done. As a teacher, you have to lead by example so I will model the behavior I would like for Jose to do for example I will him teach the words he should use and the tone while expressing his feelings.
One strategy to deal with Jose’s disruptive behavior is to observe when Jose’s disruptive behavior is occurring. If it is during a teaching lesson, I need to think of a way where I can make the lesson more interesting for Jose. If the lesson is too hard, I need to find a way to explain it to him to help him understand it better, or if the lesson is too easy that he is becoming bored which is causing him to be disruptive, I need to come up with ways to challenge him.
Roberts, C. (2013). Who Needs Extra Movement Breaks?https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/who-needs-extra-movement-breaks/