Oh wow... I am actually in school to work in a preschool slash early elementary setting and wow I have spent countless hours writing well thought out papers on how to give positive guidance and re direct misbehaving children, but I can not imagine what I would do if those didn't work... I know the big thing that we learn is getting down to the root of the problem and finding out why they are doing that and then flip it around in a positive manner. For instance, for one class I had to an observation/ case study on a child and he liked to interrupt story time. I figured out that he acted out when was not getting enough attention or bored so I suggested that the teacher do interactive reading with the children. I was shocked but it helped him be better behaved during story time.
I guess what I am saying my advice is trying to re direct him as best as you can. Also, get the parents involved. That would be great help :)
at 12:17 PM on Mar. 25, 2009