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December 2018 / January 2019

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L E V E L B – Bullying/Bossing • Bosses others • Bothers others • Bullies others • Breaks laws and makes own standards Often needs to be bossed to behave This level is characterized by a lack of impulse control, a lack of consideration for others, and by displaying inap- propriate behaviors. L E V E L A – Anarchy • Absence of order • Aimless and chaotic • Absence of government This level is characterized by chaos, being out of control, or unsafe. Anarchy is the fundamental enemy of civilization. The two lower levels of behavior are not acceptable. B. Checking for understanding In this case, students reflect on the level of chosen behavior — rather than the behavior itself. This approach separates the person from the behavior, thereby negating the usual tendency to defend one's actions — a tendency that leads to many confrontations. C. Guided choices If disruptions continue, a consequence or procedure is elicited to redirect the inappropriate behavior. Using the hierarchy to increase learning Identifying internal motivation vs. external motivation before a lesson or activity and then reflecting on the motivational level after a lesson or activity increases responsibility, improves learning and raises academic achievement. Marvin Marshall, lifetime CTA-Retired, has been a teacher, counselor, and principal at all grade levels. He is an author and staff developer ( 19 D E C E M B E R 2 018 / J A N U A R Y 2 019 19 D E C E M B E R 2 018 / J A N U A R Y 2 019 THE BEST EDUCATORS MAKE IT PERSONAL. THAT INCLUDES US. (805) 493-3325 Financial Aid and Graduate Scholarships Available • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential • M.A. in Educational Leadership • M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership • Doctorate in Educational Leadership (K-12 or Higher Ed)

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