I've heard about these four reasons for misbehavior before. I'm wondering what you all do to help kids who misbehave for escape - mostly, when they just hate working. I had one kid this year who was absolutely adverse to work of any kind. The student made class so miserable that many kids couldn't get work done on a day when they had decided not to work. I found an article about dealing with escape behavior (http://theautismhelper.com/behavior-week-escape-maintained-behaviors-behaviors-work/) and, though it is for autism, it applies to the child a lot. What works for you, in your experience, for motivating the kids who you've had who hate anything to do with school? I upped my consequences, I upped my rewards, but nothing really motivated this kid to do anything. The student just just had zero motivation to try. I worked to build a relationship with the child, but it was hard due to the kid's attitude and dislike of all things school (which extended to teachers, classmates, and even "fun" classes like PE and art). The child came from a family where anything that they wanted was just provided, no work or good behavior necessary. In a future scenario, I know I could try modifying the assignment and breaking it up into smaller tasks, but this child was so adverse to even looking at an assignment and picking up a pencil, I'm not sure that would have worked! I know I can also work to make my lessons more engaging, but sometimes worksheets are just boring but necessary. How much should a teacher be modifying their instruction for these kids? Isn't giving a shortened or modified assignment for a capable child who just chooses not to work giving in to exactly what they want? There's not an easy answer, I know, just hoping to start a conversation.