Scenario for Role Play 3


Teacher role

Benny is a six-year old first grade student of above-average ability who is an excellent student. However, he is very aggressive with his peers. He shoves, talks loudly, and even strikes if he doesn’t get his way. This behavior is very prevalent before school, at recess, and after school. Benny doesn’t act aggressively with his teacher or at home, however. You have just seen Benny take an object from another child and decide you will talk to Benny.


Student role - Benny

You are an egocentric preoperational six-year old first grader. When other students have an object with which you want to interact you do not think what the other person’s needs are, only that you want the object and you act to get it. You believe might is right. Dad tells you what to do and if you don’t he makes you because he is bigger. You’re bigger than most of the other students and you like to get what you want. Why not it’s a dog eat dog world and you need to be tough.




Teacher - Suggestions

Suggestions to encourage change from self-limiting behaviors to mastery oriented behaviors. See Conversations to change behavior
and possible verbal interactions and interventions.

Short term

Long term


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