From the start of the school year (Aug. 2016), my colleague had a student who exhibited severe destructive behavior in her special education classroom (a mild to moderate setting). This student was placed in a more appropriate setting about two weeks ago. Unfortunately, even though he is no longer in her class, his destructive behaviors are being mimicked by several of the remaining SpEd students (5-7 years of age) who did not previously display those violent actions. Do any of you have recommendations for how to extinguish her current students' mimicking behaviors? This teacher is so sad that her students had outrageous violence modeled for them on a daily basis for more than two months because of this one disturbed student! Honestly, the whole class is traumatized (teacher, aide, students) by the daily eruptions. They all need a fresh start. I would be most appreciative of any suggestions or strategies that I can share with my colleague. Thank you.
Special Education Class (mild to moderate) ; Students ranging from 5-7 years of age.
- Behavior / Class Culture / Special Education