Classroom Behavior Essay
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Would you be surprised to learn that in today’s classroom children sometimes aren’t learning due to behavioral issues? Teachers are attempting to teach classes in which students can be disruptive, disrespectful and defiant. Classrooms are often overcrowded which adds to the frustration of the situation. Teachers are often tempted to take the easy way out, using antiquated strategies that will usually not help the child to learn. In fact, some types of punishments can actually cause the child to become even more rebellious. The child can experience a sense of worthlessness after being punished again and again.
Children do not act out because they are “bad.” They act out in the hopes of receiving some kind of response or reward. In the…show more content…
On the other hand, if that child fills the need for attention by getting into trouble at school, they will get into trouble. Skinner tells us that “non-reinforcement leads to the extinction of a behavior.” In other words if teachers figure out what the child is getting from exhibiting a particular behavior, they can then give that child the exact opposite of the expected response. If our response is consistent the child will eventually give up the behavior in lieu of another which yields more satisfying results. The reward system is sometimes turned around to reinforce poor behavior. Often, children who are misbehaving are looking for some sort of a reaction. It is possible that they believe that it is better to not even try than to try and fail. It could also be true that the only type of attention they receive comes from the instances in which they misbehave. Although as adults it may seem logical that one would avoid being singled out or chastised, children who have little sense of self worth will “take what they can get.” Skinner calls his strategy for dealing with disruption “non-reinforcement.” Skinner’s theory claims that “non-reinforcement leads to extinction of behavior.” By ignoring disruptive behavior, a teacher can extinguish it. Eventually, the disruptive student will realize that their behavior will not gain any response will seek another way to belong to the group.
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Students are responsible for knowing and obeying the college rules, as well as local, state and federal laws. Consistent with U.S. Department of Education Title IX standards, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and the Clery Act/Campus SaVE Act, Navarro College uses a preponderance of evidence standard to determine whether a code violation is more likely than not to have occurred.
A student who violates these rules, whether on or off campus, will be subject to adjudication and potential disciplinary action in accordance with the College’s Due Process. Disciplinary action may result in suspension from Navarro College and additional, independent action from the civil authorities, such as the Navarro College Department of Public Safety or other local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies.
Specific examples of misconduct in which students may be subject to disciplinary action include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Committing a criminal act under federal, state or municipal law, or supporting or assisting with the violation of any of those laws on or off campus.
2. Violating any college policy, procedure, rule or regulation.
3. Failure to identify oneself to a college official upon request or falsifying one’s identity to an officer of the law.
4. Failing to obey, or lying to, a college official or officer of the law who is performing his/her duties. Disrespect in the form of verbal or physical abuse directed toward a college official is also prohibited.
5. Obstructing an investigation (e.g., falsifying a report of an incident).
6. Participating in repetitious offenses and/or failing to fulfill all probationary requirements.
7. Misusing any fire equipment or other life-safety equipment on or off college property.
8. Use or possession of ammunition, firearms or other weapons, including, but not limited to, guns, BB guns, bows, arrows, knives, brass knuckles, or other device used as a weapon on or off college property or where not otherwise legally allowed.
9. Behaving in a manner that significantly endangers the health or safety of other people, including members of the college community and visitors on or off campus. This includes, but is not limited to hazing or voluntarily submitting to hazing, or any participation or support thereof.
10. Stealing, destroying, defacing, damaging or misusing college property or property belonging to others and/or participating as an accessory in such activity.
11. Infliction, threat or inciting bodily harm while on or off college property: (1) infliction of bodily harm upon any person; (2) any act that contributes to the risk of bodily harm to a person, and which includes but is not limited to physical or sexual assaults or threats thereof.
12. Using, possessing, or distributing intoxicating beverages or substances, such as but not limited to alcohol, K-2, Spice, Genie, Flakka, or excessive quantities of DXM or bath salts either illegally or in any college building or facility, or other public area or supporting or assisting with such possession, including paraphernalia thereof (e.g., empty alcohol containers, empty pill or DXM/liquid containers).
13. Use of any tobacco products or other related devices (e.g., cigarettes, pipes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, vapor devices) is prohibited in college buildings and on college grounds, including parking areas and structures, sidewalks, walkways, or college owned buildings.
14. Gambling in any form including but not limited to onlooking or conspiracy on or off college property.
15. Illegal possession, use, sale, manufacture or distribution of any quantity, whether usable or not, of any drug, narcotic or controlled substance. Drug paraphernalia of any type, including bongs, clips, pipes, residue, seeds, a smoke-filled room or any other items used in the preparation or consumption of illegal drugs is prohibited. Knowingly remaining within the presence of narcotics, controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia is strictly prohibited; supporting or assisting with such possession is also prohibited.
16. Forging, altering or misusing any college or other documents, forms, records or identification cards.
17. Violating any rule or regulation that applies to residential facilities owned by Navarro College or breaking a residence hall contract. Specific housing regulations are described in the Residence Life Manual.
18. Possession of or setting off any explosive devices, fireworks or flammable liquid or object on college property.
19. Failing to respond to an official summons from an administrative officer of the college within the time indicated.
20. Harassing, bullying, intimidation, or stalking made either in person, or by telephone, in writing, or in electronic form.
21. Hate crime – Intentionally selects a person against whom the offense is committed or intended to be committed in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability, sexual orientation, or sexual identity of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct, or intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.
22. Any act that contributes to the sexual harassment, discrimination, or assault of another person on or off campus. This includes intimate partner or domestic/dating violence or harassment.
23. Involvement in any act or statement that provides a terroristic threat made in person, on paper, by phone or through other electronic means that contributes to or suggests endangerment toward a person(s) and/or to the physical property of others, including but not limited to that of Navarro College.
24. Obstructing or disrupting any college activity, including teaching, research, social activities and public service functions.
25. Engaging in any obscene, profane, slanderous, reckless, destructive or unlawful course of conduct.
26. Bribery, forgery, alteration, misuse of college documents, records or identification as well as misuse and/or abuse of services such as financial assistance, arranged accommodations/modifications and academic assistance provided by the college.
27. Creating a nuisance with noise through talking, yelling, singing, playing a musical instrument, stereo, radio or through other means in a way that is sufficiently loud enough to disturb other members of the college community.
28. Theft, copyright infringement or other abuse of computer time. This includes, but is not limited to: unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read or change the contents, or for any other purpose; unauthorized transfer of a file, or use of another individual’s identification and password; use of computing facilities or equipment to send, receive or transport obscene, abusive or pornographic messages or images.
29. Creating a disturbance or distraction through appearance, physical gestures or by wearing or possessing inappropriate clothing, jewelry, bandannas, body decorations or other items in possession deemed extreme or gang-related, and inappropriate for the educational environment.
30. The use of toy guns, water balloons and other water toys is prohibited on campus.
31. Engaging in academic dishonesty as defined under the Academic Conduct and Academic Dishonesty policies.
32. Participating in illegal or unsanctioned solicitation on or off the premises of Navarro College.
33. Loitering or participating in any unapproved, unsanctioned physical presence within a facility or property boundaries of which are owned, maintained, operated, or utilized by Navarro College.
34. Harboring or in possession of unapproved animals on campus.
35. Engaging in an off-campus offense.