Students With Challenging Behavior

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Unit four consists of articles based on individuals diagnosed with mental emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). According to Karen L. Freiberg, students with EBD are most likely to suffer from violence and bullying from their peers. “One of the hot topics in special education today is whether students with emotional and behavioral disorders are too dangerous to be included in regular education classrooms” (Freiberg, 2015, p. 66). Children with EBD experience various feelings such as sadness, fear, anger, guilt and/or anxiety that can alter their behavior. There is much controversy over students with EBD being taught in the regular education setting with their peers. “The school must “show cause” if a child with EBD is to be permanently …show more content…
77). Sammy who was not aware of his defiant behavior at the time would soon gain control over time by learning form a teacher who provided appropriate supports and interventions for him to be successful. According to Caltha Crowe (2010/2015), there are many strategies and efforts teachers should take to prepare for their students; especially those who have behavior issues (p 77). Teachers should learn about students before school starts by contacting past teachers or by asking parents to answer a simple questionnaire about their child (Crowe, 2010/2015, p. 77). By learning students individually, teachers become more aware of specific “triggers” students with behavioral challenges will experience to help them prepare for upcoming tasks (Crowe, 2010/2015, p. 77). According to Crowe (2010/2015), another strategy teachers should use is to “find what’s likeable in each student” (p. 79). “There is something to like in every student, and making the effort to recognize that gem is a key to building a good relationship” (Crowe, 2010/2015, p. …show more content…
I learned the importance of being a positive role model for my students. Students notice the attitudes and moods of their teachers. Teachers should make an effort to encourage a friendly environment that allows students to be successful. If a teacher’s willingness to help and desire to teach is negative, students will not want to participate or be in that specific class causing learning to stop. Teachers should go to work each day with a new mindset not dwelling on what happened the day or week before with a particular student. Both disabled and not disabled students want to learn, but it is up to teachers to promote that learning in his or her

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