Scenario for Role Play 28
Walter has above average intelligence and loves being the class clown. His work is below average and he comes from a home that doesn’t value education. He loves making wisecracks and listening to his friends laugh. He is popular since he has a skateboard and kids call him Simpson. Grades, staying after school, parent conferences, and even being expelled do not phase him in the least. Walter did not hand in any work yesterday and has not lifted a finger this morning. You decide to talk to Walter.
- Possible background information
- Behavioral causes
- Possible solutions
- Consider theories, models, or other information used to help guide your decision making
- Create a script for talking with Walter.
Student role - Walter
You could be a good student, are very popular, and love having other students laught at your antics. Your work is below average. You love to make wisecracks and listen to your friends laugh. You are popular, fantastic on a skateboard and kids call you Simpson. Grades, staying after school, parent conferences, and even being expelled make you more popular with your friends.
Teacher - Suggestions
Suggestions to encourage change from self-limiting behaviors to mastery oriented behaviors. See Conversations to change behavior
- Talk with the student to try and allow them to acknowledge their actions and the eventual consequences of these actions.
- Meet with the student and find the students interests and teach around those interests.
- Inform the student that if the behavior does not stop the parent(s) will be notified and informed that if the behavior does not stop, the child will be removed from the other children.
- Send the student to visit a counselor for counseling.
- Punish the student for their behavior and tell them to get the work done.
- Use behavioral modification strategies with the student (Premeck principle, token economy, contract...)
- Teach the student how to interact with other children appropriately to meet their social needs.
- Student could be taught how to interact with other students.
- Encourage the student when they work cooperatively with peers (reinforce incompatible behaviors).
- Provide instruction that all students find useful and interesting. Then the students will want to learn and not allow other students to goof around.