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Posted on September 28, 2015 7:07 pm
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LeqeHe
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Listening to the Intern
There is a student that is genuinely good when there in an intern in the room. They constantly run to the intern and when ever the intern asks the student to do something they do it immediately. Whenever I ask the student I have to ask several times. The student also acts out whenever it is just myself and constantly interrupts me during lessons. Is there anything I can do to possibly get the student to listen to myself? The intern is only with me two days out of the week and will occasionally come in to fulfill some volunteer hours.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted September 29, 2015 2:30 pm

neraXe
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It is important to remember that it is your classroom even with an intern two days a week. Interns are a new face and a new style of teaching which students can get excited about however, students need to be respectful of both teachers. I would suggest having a co-teaching unit with your intern to see if the student responds to you while they are there. Also observe and talk to the intern, it could be a simple thing like they are giving this one student the longed for attention.
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ymuXyg
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I agree, students should be respectful to both teachers. And all should behave well regardless of who is in the classroom.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 11:58 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 3, 2015 3:42 pm

puLaGu
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Even though the intern is there twice a week it is important to remember it is your classroom. Having the intern help discipline/ignore the student at times is important to remind the student that the intern is not the teacher. The student might enjoy seeing the intern more since they are only there twice a week and not on a regular basis. As the teacher you need to stand your ground and not punish the intern but explain the situation and have them help as much as possible.
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Solution 3
Posted September 28, 2015 10:47 pm

WuGusa
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I would have the intern ask the student to be good while they are gone and listen to the teacher. When the intern is not present just make sure to help that student feel like they are important to the class and that you have an interest in their success and maybe the student will listen to you and respect you just as much as the intern.
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Solution 4
Posted October 1, 2015 9:44 pm

zemyRy
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A student who may be interrupting and acting can be resolved with some easy positive rewards and praise. The teacher should meet with the intern and have a plan in place where they are both following the same behavior plan. The teacher and the intern should follow the plan closely. The teacher can give rewards and praise while the intern is out of the classroom to establish a positive rapport with the student.
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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 6:21 pm

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Solution 5
Posted October 4, 2015 7:26 pm

VeHyge
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I would try to understand the student on their level. Observe the interactions that the student has with the intern, and try some other the things that they do with that particular student. Don't take it too personally, this could just be a hiccup in this students learning because it's something new.
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uzyXuV
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I would do this as well. Maybe the intern has more compassion or warmth that the child needs.
  Posted on: October 17, 2015 1:49 pm

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Solution 6
Posted October 4, 2015 6:31 pm

HaLyvy
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I would try giving that student some extra attention, and in a positive way. Maybe during a lesson, give them a special job like passing out papers to all their classmates.
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Solution 7
Posted October 9, 2016 5:49 pm

Chanell Wolski
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because the intern is new, it's exciting. try co-teaching some days and come up with something new for the students to do activity wise. Try implementing a rewards-based system.
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Solution 8
Posted October 8, 2018 2:40 am

Arielb
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I would observe the intern and see if they have valid techniques or styles of teaching that make the students not want to interrupt. Also, how are you address the misbehavior when the students interrupt you or require multiple requests to do the work? Be sure to address that bad behavior immediately, if the whole class is doing it, target a few students that are bad and the rest will follow.
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Solution 9
Posted October 1, 2015 8:00 pm

neHaGy
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Having the Intern teach a lesson to get everyones attention would be key. Then once the intern has all of the students attention he/she should tell the students that she is not the teacher and even though they should respect them, that they should respect the teacher. If the class is that bad and won't listen to the teacher then maybe it would be a good idea to have the intern praise the children after completing something the student does since they look up to him/her.
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Solution 10
Posted October 5, 2015 3:36 am

Caitlyn Bogatin
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You could ask the class if they like the intern and why, this will disguise that you are trying to find out what they student likes about the intern and try to implement what they do.
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uzyXuV
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I would not open that can of worms. The students need to respect and listen to the teacher and the intern; its not a popularity contest
  Posted on: October 17, 2015 1:50 pm

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