Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom


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Which of the following answer choices best reflects considerations teachers must take when using the extinction technique?

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1. Which classroom technique listed below is currently banned by over half of the states in the United States?

2. Which of these situations best exemplifies the use of the satiation technique?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several techniques teachers can use to lessen unwanted behavior in a classroom setting. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of some of those techniques and will ask you to identify them in context.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on recognizing the specific classroom management method in the following situations:

  • Asking a student to sit in the corner of the room for speaking out of turn
  • Having students earn poker chips for completing homework that can be exchanged for prizes
  • A method banned by over half of the states in the U.S.
  • Ignoring a student's bad behavior until it goes away
  • Having a student over-engage in smoking to encourage a dislike for the habit

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of classroom management to answer questions about specific strategies in context
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding methods for reducing undesirable student behavior in order to recognize them in examples
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about classroom management techniques as they are used in hypothetical cases

Additional Learning

To learn more about techniques for classroom management, check out the lesson titled Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand Thorndike's Behavior Perspective on motivation and reward
  • Identify several techniques for classroom management, including time out, corporal punishment, satiation, extinction and token economies
  • Recognize the uses and limits of strategies for reducing adverse student behavior