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Posted on March 15, 2015 11:53 pm
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aheGeG
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Aggresive students
An aggressive student has been moved to your self-contain MOID classroom. You are familiar with the student and have taught this student previously in elementary school. The reputation of this student has been circulated and you are now receiving multiple calls from concerned parents who want to schedule a meeting to discuss a student that is not their own and who you cannot discuss with parents without breaking confidentiality laws. There is potential danger to the students peers but, you are sure with proper staff support and education you can keep everyone safe. Knowing that teachers do not choose who they are asked to teach and that EVERY student has the right to an education in the least restrictive environment, how will you convey this to concerned and angry parents?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 5, 2015 2:48 am

Dawn Rogers
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As the teacher, I would explain to the concerned parents that I will do everything to keep all of the student safe and that their students safety is the most important thing. There will be multiple staff involved in the situation.
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meXyHy
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This is something I would also do in the classroom.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 8:23 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 14, 2015 12:59 am

QejyHu
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I would stress to the concerned parents that I understand their concern but as a teacher I would never put their child in harm and just like I would never discuss their child with any other parent due to confidentiality laws, I will not address any other child with them. If they are concerned with any issues with their child, I will be more than happy to discuss those with them. I would try my best to be reassuring them to the concerned parents. Do not shut them out but do not discuss anything with them that does not concern their child. Reassure them that you do have their child's best interest at heart. And that you are always there for questions.
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Solution 3
Posted October 2, 2015 3:32 pm

uWaQyr
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Get all of the students onto a routine and the student on a personal classroom management plan. (I have seen this work in the classroom). Once you feel comfortable that the student can handle himself, invite parents into the classroom to shadow and that way the can feel comfortable with their child in your class.
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Solution 4
Posted October 18, 2015 5:20 pm

qyQaGy
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What you just said is exactly what I would tell the parent. Every student has a right to an education in the least restrictive environment so if a student is moved into your class you will teach them. Their child has the same rights as this other child. If they continue to push the issue I would recommend setting up a meeting with administration so that the parent feels heard, but you protect yourself from violating any confidentiality laws.
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