Best Practice: 07 - Understand Goals of Misbehavior

Research indicates that students who chronically misbehave do so in an attempt to accomplish a specific goal. Research suggests that four primary goals of chronic student misbehavior are attention, power, revenge, and inadequacy. Educators who recognize these goals of behavior strategically ensure that students have opportunities to learn how to achieve their goals in socially-acceptable ways, rather than using punishment techniques that frequently escalate the misbehaviors.

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