At Risk Behaviors Essay

859 Words Aug 13th, 2013 4 Pages
Human Development & Learning
At Risk Behaviors

A sixteen-year-old tenth grader frequently sleeps in class, defaces desks and textbooks in the classroom, and blatantly refuses to answer direct questions. The student reads at a sixth-grade level and exhibits poor oral reading skills. The student is not very social and does not have many friends. One of the student's parents is deceased. The student lives at home with the surviving parent and two siblings (one older, one younger). The student works several hours after school every day in order to earn money for the family.

During a student’s life there will be many challenges ahead. Many of them may cause the student to act out, as a teacher it is your responsibility to
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I notice that the student has trouble reading out loud when we do our group reading, also after wards the assignments from the reading text are done so incorrectly I doubt he comprehends what he has read. This is problematic since so many careers require an adequate reading level.
C. Behavior 3 – It also states that the student frequently sleeps in class. The student sits near the back of the class and I notice that he sleeps a lot all throughout the day. I worry that he is not receiving the education that he should be.
3. Interventions
1. Behavior 1
a. First intervention I would try would be since I notice the student mostly drawing while I give my lecture. I would ask the student to come up front and assist me in my lecture by explaining my ideas on the white board. This would distract the student from his destructive abilities at his desk.
b. The next intervention to try would be to repeatedly call on him to see if he can repeat what I had just said this will cause him to try to pay more attention.
c. The third intervention to try would be to move his desk to another location maybe he cannot see/hear the lecture. This may help the student do better in class and be less distracted.
2. Behavior 2
a. The first intervention I would try since the student has a difficult time reading aloud I would focus more attention on him. Try to get him to read aloud more often. By doing this

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