I have a student who is very very very bright and is a very quick learner, but he has a serious behavior problem and it's starting to effect the other students in the class.
He comes in in the morning and he begins his drama. He always bothers the other children during breakfast and I literally have to sit between him and anyone else.
In class, he continuously calls other students mean names, gets out of his seat without raising his hand, walks around the room disturbing other students. He's taken things so far that he runs out of the classroom and runs and slides and jumps all throughout the halls.
He has a crisis managment paraprofessional who is working with him to keep him focused and help him with his behavior, but he rarely listens to her and he has her running behind him all day.
Ofcourse, I've tried a numerous amount of behavior modifications to keep him in line and nothing is working--he's getting worse--fighting with students now, breaking school property, and disprespecting higher authority.
The only way he listens is when I get very very mad and yell at him, take everything away and not let him participate in fun activities. Yea, this works, but who wants to do this all day? And when he gets really mad about things, he doesn't care how mad I am, what he loses, and what he isn't a part of.
His mom claims he's not like this at home, but I beg to differ. If I was a parent I'd be very embarrassed about my childs behavior. She went to get him reevaluated and they are contemplating medication. I hate to say this, but he really needs some!
I don't know what to do. He is my student and I have to teach him. I have to protect the other students and I have to prevent his horrible behavior from influencing the other students.
Here's the question: How would you handle this student?