This week’s Tuesday Topic comes from Lydia.
This is my second year teaching First Grade. I have had a lot of experience with children with many different needs both in my parents’ home, camps, and educational settings. However, there is a particular student in my class this year who comes from “hard places” and I am struggling to set him up for behavioral success. His behaviors are very impulsive and he struggles to stay on task. In addition, he is very defiant and often refuses to obey the simplest requests. Stealing food and lying occur as well. My typical behavior management tricks do not work with him.