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The subject of this discipline plan is a 7 year old, first grade girl who attends Riverhall Elementary. Over the course of this teacher candidate’s observation the student displayed many disruptive behaviors and at times became defiant when the behaviors were addressed. It is not this teacher candidate’s opinion that the student has a specific disorder such as ADD or ADHD that contribute to her behavior. When she wants to be the student is very bright and capable of doing her work well. This teacher candidate feels that it is the student’s home life that contributes to the undesirable behavior. The student lives with and is being raised by her grandmother, from this teacher candidates understanding the student’s father is not in the picture and her mother visits infrequently. Her behavior issues become intensified after visits from her mother. These outside factors have a negative impact not only on the student’s classroom behavior but on her class work as well. Most of her daily disruptive behaviors are mild and easily corrected; behaviors observed were tipping backwards in her chair and resuming the behavior soon after being told not to do this, and talking when the teacher is talking. These behaviors however do not cause major disruptions in the classroom, as the class frequently moves from activity to activity throughout the day. Behaviors issues become more apparent during classroom instruction, the student is often off task and on occasion refuses to complete work before moving on to another activity, she can at times be deceptive about having completed assignments. The teacher has strategically seated the student with another that is mild mannered and remains on task thus eliminating conflicts with other students. ...

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