Why Students Receive Multiple Detentions and Suspensions By Dwayne D Williams (Reprint)
Consider these questions:
If we find that a student struggles with reading and is reading well below standards, what do we do? Usually, we problem solve and eventually provide evidence-based interventions to increase skill deficits.
If we find that a student struggles with writing grammatically correct sentences, we usually provide effective interventions to teach grammar.
If we find that a student has a difficult time with computing, we usually assist by providing effective strategies to teach math computation and math problem solving skills.
So when we identify skill deficits, we usually intervene by providing effective interventions. But something strange happens when students struggle with demonstrating appropriate behavior.
What usually happens when students struggle with behavior? Take a moment to view the 3-minute video that is included in this post; watch how the audience responds to my questions surrounding behaviors.
Please share this video to spark a discussion on the need to respond appropriately to the needs of students who demonstrate series of inappropriate behaviors.
What are your thoughts? Why don’t we “teach” when children demonstrate inappropriate behaviors?