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Posted on March 14, 2015 4:28 am
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genusa
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Geometry 4th timer
John is a math student who has taken Geometry three times unsuccessfully. He is currently taking it for a fourth time in a class with a special education teacher. Although John is not identified as a special education student, the regular ed and special ed teachers feel that this student should be served. His parents are constantly unavailable for conferencing (unless he gets in trouble for drugs), administration is little support to the growing problems, and he is a constant disruption to the classroom environment. What can the regular and special education teacher do to help this student become successful with the Geometry content?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 15, 2015 1:41 am

tubyzy
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The best way to start is with the RTI process and hoping that it will show that he needs to be served. It would also be a good idea to talk to the counseling department in case he can be served under a 504 plan. When it comes to the day to day classroom, some of the interventions used for special education students (and students under the RTI process) might be helpful, like small group testing.
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ybereD
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I agree with the notion of beginning with the RTI process immediately. Also, consider writing up a student contract and when the student breaks their contract they have to sign and date it for documentation purposes. If a student refuses to do so, the teacher will indicate this on the contract, along with the date and time.
  Posted on: March 15, 2015 1:51 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 2, 2015 12:28 am

neraXe
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I would suggest pulling this student out of the gen. ed classroom and putting them in a special ed classroom. You never want to make students feel less than successful however, in this student's case he needs to pass Geometry! After taking the same class three times there was obviously something about the way in which the content was presented that john did not understand. Special education classrooms often have less students and therefore John will be offered more one on one support with the material.
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Solution 3
Posted March 15, 2015 7:14 pm

Morgan Jasper
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Maybe technology could engage the student. There are many games and online lessons regarding geometry. This could reduce disruptions and provide a new instructional format for the student.
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Solution 4
Posted September 28, 2015 7:04 pm

Autumn Carroll
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My first recommendation is to find out how this student learns. Maybe the teachers approach is wrong, I never blame the student for not passing, I blame myself. What did you not do for that student? What could you have done better? While geometry is a difficult subject, this student is not being taught in a fun interesting applicable way.
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Solution 5
Posted October 4, 2015 2:06 pm

ubuXes
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Has he had tutoring for Geometry before? If he hasn't maybe that will help him because it will allow him one-on-one work with someone. Maybe suggest another classmate of theirs who may be a friend because sometimes other students can explain things in easier terms that John may understand. It is also a good idea to keep him with the special education teacher because being in that environment lets him have more teacher help because they have less students rather then in a class with upwards of 20 students.
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eSyTyt
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Good suggestion
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 3:02 am

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Solution 6
Posted March 15, 2015 9:59 pm

uPaSeW
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I would figure out the learning style of the student to determine how the student learns best. If you know this information, you will be able to decide which activities and tasks would be most suitable for him.
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eSyTyt
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Great idea
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 3:01 am

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