Journey Towards Creating Effective Schools for All Learners
Meet Needs of Students with Challenging Behaviors
organized by the different sections of the chapter.
tools. Tools for analysis, discussion, and planning you may
use in class, professional development, and in your own practice as a
of problem behaviors in schools. Use
Activity Tool 10-2 and ask participants to identify problematic behaviors
they see in school. They can
record answers on
participants also to use Glasser’s Five Needs and identify what needs
may not be met when specified behaviors occur.
needs of human beings and behavioral challenges.
Activity Tool 10-3 lists glasser's five needs and asks respondents to
(a) identify behaviors
that may occur
when a particular need is not met and (b) describe proactive ways to
help meet student needs.
with problem behaviors: What
works and what does not? Activity
Tool 10-4 asks participants to reflect and describe approaches to dealing
with problematic behaviors that work
and that do not work.
traditional behavior management and positive behavioral support. Activity
Tool 10-5 can be used to have respondents compare traditional behavior
management and positive behavioral support and discuss implications.
based on respect or control. Activity
Tool 10-6 asks participants to identify approaches to communication used
by teachers who have a reputation for working well with challenging students
and another teacher who is frustrated with many behavior problems and
discuss the implications.
student case study: Developing
a behavior intervention plan. Activity
Tool 10-7 outlines a simple framework
for a behavior intervention plan. It asks participants to identify and
describe problematic behaviors, indicate needs that may not be met of
which these behaviors are an indicator, and identify strategies to help
the student meet his / her needs in a positive manner. This tool provides
a simple understanding of functional assessment and development of behavior
challenges case studies: Parts 1 & 2. Activity
Tool 10-8 provides two case studies designed to help pasrticipants understand
graphically how knowing the meaning and needs behind behaviors is
leads to different actions. Part 1 describes two students with behavioral
one in high school, the other elementary school Part 2 provides more
information that helps respondents understand the possible meaning
Behaviors and Meeting Needs. Have students list problematic behaviors
and then identify the needs that are not being met that such behaviors may
be communicating recording these on Activity
Artwork reprinted by permission of
Martha Perske from PERSKE:
PENCIL PORTRAITS 1971-1990
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998.