Title: The Case Study of Mr. Amin Prepared By: Serene FayyadEDU 402Educational Psychology Assignment 2 Submitted to: Miss Suzanne El EidJanuary 29, 2018 Contents Introduction. 3 Characteristics of Misbehaviour 4 Conclusion. 5 Introduction Children have certain needs that we might not be aware ofwhen they are young, and even as they grow older. Since birth, the first thingthat we see in our children is their tears, and hear their crying.
In this caseall what comes to our mind is that the child is either hungry or sleepy notpossible to be anything else, or at least this is what we think. Throughoutthis course, we were introduced to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs that is”a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of humanneeds, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid. Maslow statedthat people are motivated to achieve certain needs and that some needs take precedenceover others” (McLeod, 2017). Therefore, thestudents behave according to their needs and want to fulfil these needs in anyway possible. If a child is ignored or unrecognized in class, he will want to attractattention to be known, and this might lead him to misbehave in order to reachhis objectives. Sometimes students misbehave to cover their weakness in thesubject matter, and they find it a better way to talk and avoid listening tothe instructor. A major reason why every teacher must register in the TDprogram is to know the types of misbehaviour, the reason behind it, and what isthe best way to deal with it. It’s important however, for a teacher to know howto control such behaviour, or else the class will lack good management, andhence students might not be able to get their educational needs in such aclass.
What are the characteristics of misbehaviour, and some recommendationsthat help avoid misbehaviour in class? Characteristics of Misbehaviour Misbehaving during the session makesit difficult for students to benefit from the educational process. Imagineyourself explaining the lesson in class, and there is a group of students chitchatting,another group sending notes to each other, a student humming or repeatingwhatever you say, and someone sharpening his pencil from the moment the sessionstarted. Of course, in such a mess these students will not gain anything fromthe lesson; moreover, they will deprive their classmates from understanding.Such behaviors often have causes and motives that leads the studentto act accordingly, as I mentioned before the hierarchal needs of human must befulfilled, and being noticed and respected by the surrounding plays animportant role in building the child’s self-esteem and satisfying his/herneeds. Misbehaving sometimes is a way of seeking attention to assure us thatthey are present and belong to the class. Some students crave for attention sothey look for more of the spotlight by misbehaving or acting out by making funof their classmates, talking, wandering in class, or simply be uncooperative (What Are the Causes of Misbehavior in the Classroom?, 2015). Sometimes studentsturn to misbehaving as a way of expressing a desire for control.
Such childrenwill show the struggle with power and control issues in different ways like:ignoring the directions, not completing their tasks, and in some cases mightuse violence on his friends to stay in control (Kuehn). Psychologicalproblem is an important factor that teachers should take into consideration. Achild with divorced parents, widowed mother, sick parent or special personalproblems might find misbehaving a way to escape from their internal feelings. Ifthe information taught is not appropriate for the learning abilities of anindividual their attention will deviate and they won’t feel challenged enough toconcentrate and engage in the lesson and misbehave. ConclusionThere isno such thing as a perfect philosophy or perfect class. However, methods mustbe followed to make the classroom a safe place for the student to be able togain and understand the information.
Pupils are humans of different backgroundsand have feelings of their own, so the teacher must be aware of this matter anddeal with them based on this fact. I learned a lot from the material of thiscourse and the other courses this semester, especially for how to deal with mystudents by analyzing their actions. For every action, there is a reaction, butwe either react in a proper way or we may cause a bigger problem that willaffect both our career and the students confidence.