Yeesh, as I like to say when a teacher shares with me an inappropriate behavior. Not that I’m going to name names here, but I’ve had students with some very interesting behaviors over the years. Things that make you scratch your head and think, what were they thinking? I’ve had teachers report to me that my counseling students have exposed themselves, made sexual noises in class, throw scissors, urinate on the playground, and use swear words just to name a few.

Inappropriate behaviors should be addressed in counseling because they have many negative consequences for the student exhibiting them. They also negatively impact the students around them, who will DEFINATELY go home and report the behaviors that made them uncomfortable, anxious, or fearful to their parents. Then the teacher will, unfortunately, take the brunt of emails to follow. Sorry teachers.

Creating a Positive Learning Environment:

By helping students learn specifically about appropriate behaviors, we contribute to the creation of a safe and supportive atmosphere within schools. When students feel secure and respected, they are more likely to engage actively in learning, leading to improved outcomes and a better sense of community in the classroom.

Social and Emotional Development:

Assisting students in learning appropriate behaviors goes beyond just maintaining order; it plays a crucial role in their social and emotional development. Schools serve as microcosms of society, and by guiding students towards respectful and considerate behavior, we equip them with essential life skills. This not only positively influences their interactions within the school community but also lays the foundation for healthy relationships and responsible citizenship later in life.

Preventing Disruptions to Learning:

Addressing inappropriate behaviors early on is key to preventing disruptions to the learning in the classroom. When students understand the importance of respectful conduct, the likelihood of disruptions decreases, creating an environment where teachers can focus on effective instruction.

Here’s 5 Activities that can help your students to learn Appropriate vs. Inappropriate Behaviors. Just click on the pics to learn more about each one!

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Additional Information on Tools for Addressing Behaviors:

If you are looking for additional Tools or activities for helping your counseling students with BEHAVIORS, please check out the article, 9 Social Stories That Can Help Students with Behaviors! or 5 Tools for Teaching Kids Expected vs. Unexpected Behaviors at School

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