Behavioral Support By Rachel Janney And Martha Snell Essay

815 Words Jun 28th, 2016 4 Pages
The book by Rachel Janney and Martha Snell titled, Behavioral Support, was a great read for any teacher, administrator, or other school staff member. Behavioral Support provided many suggestions for students who need more positive behavioral support in school to help them be successful. The text gave me more insight on how behavior is learned and can be changed. The text posed the following question, “Why do people act in ways that are difficult to understand, disturbing to others, and even destructive to self, others, and property?”(Janney, Snell, 5). This question really made me reflect on my own experiences as a teacher in working with students who have been distracted and/or hard to understand. I started to think back as to why the students who I have had who have been distracted or were harder to understand. It wasn’t until I got to know the student, and gain a relationship with him or her that I began to understand exactly why he or she was distracted in class. What I have learned in my experience is that a vast majority of the students that I have had in the past that have posed problems for me in the classroom had something else going on internally or in their home life that was causing them strife; it was these thing that kept them from learning to their fullest potential. For example, I had a student who was constantly blurting out in class this past school year. The student understood my expectations within the class as I had gone over it several times with him.…

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