Case studies: Medium level behaviours

Troy refuses to comply

Module 6

The aims of this unit are:

  1. To return Troy to acceptable classroom behaviours.
  2. To introduce and use Wave 3 : Specific 1 to 1: Zero Tolerance strategies
  3. To encourage pupils to build positive and successful relationships with adults.

Since half term, Troy’s behaviour has deteriorated steadily. You suspect there is an underlying problem at home, as he cannot focus on his work and tasks are often incomplete. Troy repeatedly shouts out, every time his teacher wants to talk to the class and does not look away when given The Look.

Instead, Troy’s body language and comments become more provocative and, when encouraged to respond to Wave 1 and 2 strategies, he loses his cool and shouts at the teacher.