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Posted on March 16, 2015 2:50 am
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Rules Don't Apply
Aaron is a student that doesn't seem to think the rules apply to him. He tries to turn work in late and refuses to take no for an answer. Recently, when his teacher asked for students to turn in their test corrections he asked her if he could turn them in then next day. When she asked why he said he needed help with the problems. Students had been given 2 and a half weeks to complete the corrections and the teacher was available multiple times for help before and after school and during class so the teacher refused to accept the late work. The student continued to question why he wasn't able to turn in the work and would not accept the explanations given. How do you address this without getting into a power struggle?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 17, 2015 3:55 am

HaXeSy
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Personally, there is no need to explain yourself any further. The student was given multiple opportunities to submit his work after the initial due date. As long as you have some form of documentation stating each attempt you made to allow him to turn in the work and assist him, nothing negative can come back on you. Students need to learn to take responsibility and learn that no means no!
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neHaGy
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This is an great solution! i will definitely use this in my classroom.
  Posted on: October 2, 2015 6:22 pm

uzyXuV
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Good solution, same rule applies to all students.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 9:36 pm

GyNyzu
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absolutely agree
  Posted on: October 3, 2017 5:28 pm

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Solution 2
Posted September 28, 2015 6:42 pm

Autumn Carroll
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Students need to understand that you are responsible in the classroom, and there are reasons for due dates. If you already have had this discussion I would try talking to the parents. Often if the student is doing it at school, they are probably doing it at home too. I think this is an issue that parents and teachers should work together on.
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This is a great solution.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 9:32 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 1, 2015 10:35 pm

zemyRy
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Students do need to take responsibility for their own work. However, if this situation is causing the student to fall behind academically the teacher might want to come up with a plan to help the student. The teacher can conference with the student about due dates; have the student sign each time a conference on the due dates is implemented. A copy of the due dates can be in a folder with the work that needs to be done. The student may have difficulty with deadlines and need to have a visual schedule of due dates on hand. The teacher may also need to conference with the parents.
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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2015 6:16 pm

Kayla Campbell
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Yes, this student knew the due date and seems to be irresponsible, but I think the teacher should investigate further. If this is a common issue, some type of intervention needs to take place. There are many strategies that teachers can use to make students more accountable for their own work and efforts.
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Solution 5
Posted September 28, 2015 11:03 pm

WuGusa
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The best way to handle this situation is documentation if the student still fails to do the work then get the parents involved and show them how you have document the different situations in the classroom. Hopefully they will help the student get on track but if they don't then the principal and the parents may need to be together.
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neHaGy
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This is an great solution! i will definitely use this in my classroom.
  Posted on: October 2, 2015 6:22 pm

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Solution 6
Posted September 29, 2015 1:43 pm

Tabitha Tirado
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Students need to learn they need to be responsible for themselves and their own work. Being that you gave over 2 weeks to complete this task and made yourself available to the students for help on multiple occasions I would not accept the late work either. My suggestion would be to make sure you have everything documented and possibly contact the parents to let them know first hand what has transpired and that you are not just singling out their child and refusing to accept his/her homework. It seems to me this student needs to learn a lesson about rules and consequences of not doing what you are supposed to do.
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Solution 7
Posted October 2, 2015 12:24 am

neraXe
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As the teacher I would once again explain the policy for late work that is set in place. Students had two and a half weeks to complete the work and the teacher was available to assist during all of that time. Although the student feels they have a right to now have more extended time they do not. The teacher should not grant the student an extension because they did not manage their time wisely.
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Solution 8
Posted October 2, 2015 7:34 pm

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I would have the teacher call the parents. the student has obviously crossed the lines where a few consequences were not enough. I would communicate with the parents to find out what the situation at home was. I would follow this up by taking anecdotal records of the student using a behavior chart that the teacher can follow up with.
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I think this student just needs to learn the consequences of not following the rules.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 9:35 pm

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Solution 9
Posted February 28, 2016 5:44 pm

Charity Knowles
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For a student who rules don't apply I would question whether the student had a possible behavioral disorder like ODD. It depends on if they behavior applies to everything. Students who have ODD feel that rules do not apply to them, like to say no and argue about everything.

If this does not apply, this is still a behavioral issue that needs to be addressed. I think conferencing with the student in private so that there is no show for the 'power struggle' and simply inquiring about their opinion and how they feel goes a long way.
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Solution 10
Posted February 29, 2016 1:58 am

Rachel Antis
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At this point I believe that it may be best to have a conversation with Aaron's parents to determine if there is an outside problem that is preventing him from completing his work. If there is then you can work with the student to overcome this issue.
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Solution 11
Posted October 3, 2017 5:30 pm

GyNyzu
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Send home a list of assignments and due dates . Keep the parents responsible by having them sign that the homework is done and checked.
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Solution 12
Posted October 5, 2018 6:12 pm

yGapeW
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Talk to the parents and the student. Let them both know what the expectations are. If he continues to not turn work in on time his parents are going to start to wonder why his grade is low. Doing this stops that problem before it starts. Stick to your dates.
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