Responding to Violations of Rule and Procedures

Topic: Responding to Violations of Rule and Procedures

Prompt: As we learned previously, Dreikurs identified 4 common goals of misbehavior (attention, power, revenge, and avoidance of failure).He theorized that students engage in misbehavior to manipulate their environment or situation and in order to obtain one of these four goals. For each of the misbehavior domains, identify and discuss 1 positive research-based strategy teachers can employ that will assist them in responding to violations of classroom rules and procedures. (You should list 1 research-based strategy per misbehavior goal).


Ackerman, B. (2007). PRAISE: Effectively guiding student behavior. Colorado Springs, CO: ACSI. ISBN: 9781583310892.

Liberty University Custom: Jones, V., & Jones, L. (2016). Comprehensive classroom management: Creating communities of support and solving problems (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN: 9781323237243.