Responding to Misbehavior

No matter how carefully we teach positive behavior, students will still sometimes misbehave. They’ll forget the rules, their impulses will win out over their self-control, or they’ll just need to test where the limits are. For example:

Janna rolls her eyes and snickers as Hector shares details of his weekend visit with his cousin during Morning Meeting.

William takes a pencil from a neighbor’s desk and refuses to return it when asked by his classmate.