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Classroom management – why a boy kept throwing his book at me

Date: February 27th, 2014
By: Polly Bath

Watch this video [1:23] for an example of why in behavior management we absolutely have to get beyond symptoms to causal factors.

I had a 10th grader who couldn’t read. In my English class I was teaching a novel. I kept giving him the novel and he kept throwing the book at me. So we were involved with him for both a learning disability and severe behavior. But we were missing the boat as to why he couldn’t read.
Click on my video above for more.