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Old 09-25-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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I am currently teaching 3 year olds. Unfortunately, one of my children runs the classroom. He is being evaluated this week. He has hurt other children in the room, pushes, shoves, (he pushed a child's head into the carpet). He spits, bites (children and adults). I've had three different subs in my room while waiting for my partner teacher to be assigned. Today, after one day with my permanent partner teacher, she was reassigned, and beginning tomorrow I must primarily spend my day one on one with this child while an education specialist becomes my 'partner' indefinitely. My boss does not see classroom management. I go over the rules every morning, I have a great relationship with the Mother, and my boss has a second meeting with the parent tomorrow to arrange for him to begin half days at school instead of full days. What can I do to regain control from this child? This is an all day, ongoing situation.


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I teach Pre-K Sped and get these types of students all the time I have a particuarly aggressive kiddo this year.

Your 1st step needs to be determining the function of the behavior. Is he seeking attention, escaping/avoiding work, seeking sensory stimulation, or trying to communicate? EVERY behavior has a function. Once you have figured out the why, you'll be able to better address it. I would sit down with your partner teacher, director, and parent to create a behavior plan. Your plan should include:

1) Target behaviors- What do you want him to do? I like to pick 2 targets, like following directions and interacting with peers appropriately
2) Teaching strategies- How are you going to TEACH the appropriate behaviors? You can use social stories about keeping hands to self, how to play nicely with a friend, what to do when you are angry, etc.., read books together, play structured turn taking games with frequent positive feedback
3) Positive Reinforcement system- My "go-to" for these kiddos is usually some type of token system. You can look some up on pinterest. I like to use velcro tokens instead of sticker charts. You'll want to "catch" him doing every single positive behavior you can (i.e. You're sitting quietly. You earn a _____). Talk to the parent about what motivates him. Will he work for bubbles, stickers, stamps, edibles, extra outside time, 1:1 time with a teacher, etc..? Find his motivator.
4) Consequences- If an unwanted behavior does occur, how will staff react? For aggresive behaviors, I create a time out protocol. I do a really structured "You hit. Time out for 3 minutes". All staff is trained on the time out protocol (we don't use time out in the classroom other than for a behavior plan)

It's so hard, but hopefully you'll see progress soon!
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