Presentation on theme: "What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!"— Presentation transcript:
1 What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! By John McCullum
2 Summary John Richard Student teacher Attempting to review in a fashion different from that of the regular teacherRichardBegin fighting with another studentContinues problematic behavior after being confronted and getting administration involved
3 Issues Unknown Behavioral Problems Ethnic Divisions Academic Divisions Students formed groups accordinglyAcademic Divisions“All the smart kids were in one group”Richard and ChrisArgument erupts from each end of the spectrumChris is a high achiever, Richard is a low achieverChris escapes!!
4 Actions Punish Chris Seek Help Sooner Punish Neither Child Show Richard behavior is not acceptable to help with his problemTeach Chris how to back down or let it goSeek Help SoonerAsk other teachers and administrators about Richards behaviorConsult administration about the repeated threatsPunish Neither ChildAllow the incident to go unchecked
5 KnowledgeThe knowledge needed would be the previous history of RichardMore teaching experienceBetter understanding of Richard’s type of behavioral problem
6 Perspectives Richard Chris John Does not understand why Chris did not receive the same treatmentIs ready to “fight to the death” for what his mind is telling himChrisDefending himselfJohnTwo disruptive childrenWants to regain control so other students can learn
7 Consequences Punish Chris Seek Help Sooner Punish Neither Child Chris may become a further problem when the two boys meet in detention.Seek Help SoonerJohn learns about Richards problem soonerAdministration records the outburst and seeks further help for RichardPunish Neither ChildRichard and Chris fight againNext dayOutside schoolBehavior goes uncheckedAppears acceptable