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Posted on March 13, 2015 6:36 pm
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qaqyvy
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Too Cool for School
I have a student who was in a dual-enrollment college course for Economics. He was not passing the course so he dropped it midterm. He has been placed in my inclusion Economics course to make up for not receiving his Economics credit. The problem is he hates being in the class and feels he is too smart to be in there. His mother even told our school secretary this when signing him out last week. How can I make this student feel that he is not too good for the class without being offensive? I will say he is a very bright student and should be in my honors class, but his schedule had conflicts so he could not be in that class. I do not want this student to feel too good for and/or hate the class.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 16, 2015 3:32 am

ebenuD
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Instead of assigning an extra project, why not just have him do whatever your honors class is doing? If that's not possible, ask him to teach one of the lessons. Tell him the topic with plenty of notice and have him prepare his lesson. After you have approved it, let him have at it!
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Tamupy
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I love the idea of letting the student teach a lesson. He can demonstrate his knowledge of the content by teaching it to the other students. It would be a challenging activity that would engage the student in the class.
  Posted on: October 3, 2015 3:30 pm

Jenna Herberson
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I think it is a great idea
  Posted on: March 6, 2017 4:41 am

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Solution 2
Posted March 13, 2015 6:51 pm

aqeRyR
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I would definitely pull this student to the side and have a serious talk with him. I would make sure to tell him that you understand why his current attitude to the class is they way it is but that its important for the entire class moral that he tries to make the best of the situation he has put himself in. Remind him of his leadership qualities and how this is a great opportunity to lead by example in the classroom and that you might even need his assistance in helping others in the class when they are struggling. This might help him see the positive impact that maybe a not so ideal situation can produce.
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qaqyvy
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Great suggestion, thank you!
  Posted on: March 15, 2015 2:37 am

eSyTyt
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I will definitely try this suggestion.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 2:56 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 4, 2015 7:53 pm

Holly Ebbert
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A solution to this problem would be letting him assist you in the class. Helping prepare lessons or him giving input for lessons. He could help other students who may not be doing so well in the classroom as well. He needs to feel validated, obviously his vigorous schedule caused some issues and now he is with you. Letting him feel like he is in control of HIS education would be beneficial to him.
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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2015 1:20 pm

aPazat
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I agree that the student needs to challenged and the teaching needs to be differentiated to meet the needs of all her students. Once the student completes his work, have the student tutor his classmates. Sometimes, students learn better from their peers.
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Solution 5
Posted March 14, 2015 12:33 am

byMabu
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It sounds like he needs to be challenged. It is your job to make the environment challenging for him, even if he is not in your honors class. Maybe you can assign him an extra project?
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qaqyvy
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Thank you. Great idea.
  Posted on: March 15, 2015 2:38 am

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