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This year I have TWO "runners" -- boys who will bolt from the room without any warning that they're about to do so. So far, about all I've been able to do is to call the office (I don't have an aide, and have 25 students) and let them know.

One boy has some family issues. Sometimes, if his card was pulled, he'd go hide under the table. Other times, he pulls a "flat Stanley" by laying on the floor and refusing to go anywhere - for anyone, including our principal. Consulting with his mom, I put him on a behavior contract. That worked on Wednesday. On Thursday, when he realized that he wasn't earning his prize for the day (usually extra iPad time), he climbed over a fence into another playground and on top of the picnic table. There, he jumped up and down on the top of that and refused to come down for any of us. One of the yard duties ran to get help. A few minutes later, I watched my principal as she watched this kid run around the entire campus. He has NO ...See More
I had a student like this I a student who behaved much like you describe and he was labeled ODD (oppositional defiant disorder). If you google that you may find something that will help.

I had an area in the room where he could go to calm down but I could still see him and he could hear what was going on. I had a couple of pillows and a basket of books in the corne...See More
Sep 27, 2015
Kat_Kong i have 2 like that now. One is severe Sped and adm is making other arrangements for him. The other I believe is ODD or has Conduct Disorder. He does less running and is more defiant in general. I am documenting everything he does, have a behavior chart where he earns stickers, etc. and I am now going to have the Psychologist observe him and discuss...See More
Sep 27, 2015
great advice! I am no special ed expert, but take the advice from this last poster and keep pushing for an eval. of the child. ED and ODD come to mind when I read this. One of the saddest things is getting a child identified late and then I get them as freshman who are difficult to manage because of their age and size. There is nothing uglier than a freshman lay...See More
Sep 28, 2015


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