Ch 2: Challenging Classroom Behaviors

About This Chapter

There is no such thing as a perfect classroom, so educators have to find useful ways to handle challenging classroom behaviors. This chapter reviews and discusses some of those strategies and how they can be implemented into your classroom.

Challenging Classroom Behaviors - Chapter Summary

Our instructors use this chapter to focus on techniques educators can use when presented with challenging classroom behaviors. This chapter includes a full range of information, and some of the topics you will learn about include:

  • Causes and types of disciplinary problems in the classroom
  • Managing strategies for disruptive behavior
  • Internalizing and externalizing behaviors
  • Dealing with impulsive behaviors in children
  • Techniques for handling disrespectful students
  • Children and learned helplessness

Informative lessons provide clear and focused instruction on how to identify these challenging behaviors and what to do about them to maintain a happy and safe classroom learning environment. Some of the lessons include videos to demonstrate this information, while other lessons use an easy-to-follow article-style format to address key topics.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: You'll be presented with information about the different types of challenging behaviors in the classroom, including their root causes, examples, and approaches for managing these behaviors.
  • Increases teacher resources: If you have never dealt with certain types of behaviors, it can be intimidating to face these in the classroom, but this chapter gives you factual information and practical approaches to help you better handle these situations.
  • Improves teacher-student interactions: By learning more about these challenging classroom behaviors and where they come from, you can change how you approach each student based on their needs and behaviors, which could lead to more productive interactions.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will possess the knowledge to:

  • Describe the various types of disciplinary problems
  • Understand disruptive behavior and management strategies
  • Identify examples of externalizing and internalizing behaviors
  • Integrate classroom strategies for handling impulsive behaviors
  • Analyze the actions of disrespectful students and how to deal with them
  • Define learned helplessness and how it affects children

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Challenging Classroom Behaviors
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Disciplinary Problems in the Classroom: Types & Causes

1. Disciplinary Problems in the Classroom: Types & Causes

Managing disciplinary issues may be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. This lesson describes discipline concerns teachers face in the classroom and identifies factors that contribute to them.

Managing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

2. Managing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will explore the possible causes for disruptive behavior in the classroom. In addition, tips and tricks will be presented to help the classroom teacher to effectively manage different types of behavior.

Externalizing Behaviors: Examples & Definition

3. Externalizing Behaviors: Examples & Definition

Externalizing behaviors are negative behaviors that are directed toward the external environment. Learn about the effects of externalizing behaviors, how they influence adulthood, and more.

Internalizing Behaviors: Definition & Examples

4. Internalizing Behaviors: Definition & Examples

Internalizing behaviors are negative, problematic behaviors that are directed toward the self. Learn about internalizing behaviors, their effects, how they differ from externalizing behaviors, and more.

Handling Impulsive Behavior in Children

5. Handling Impulsive Behavior in Children

Impulsive behavior in children is a common complaint among parents and teachers, but it can be handled if you know the right techniques and approaches. In this lesson, we will explore some strategies on how to deal with it.

How to Deal with Disrespectful Students

6. How to Deal with Disrespectful Students

Disrespectful students can damage a learning environment and make a teacher's job more difficult. In this lesson, we will discuss some strategies for dealing with disrespectful students in the classroom.

Learned Helplessness in Children: Definition

7. Learned Helplessness in Children: Definition

Why do people just give up? Why are some situations deemed hopeless? This lesson will introduce you to the concept of learned helplessness in order to answer the above questions and provide recommendations on dealing with learned helplessness in the classroom.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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