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Posted on October 4, 2015 10:06 pm
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TuBuJy
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Stalker student
A student receives an F on a test. He protests his grade and is adamant about your changing his grade or allowing him to re-take the exam. You stand firm on your position and tell him that there are no make-ups or extra credit. His tone becomes increasingly aggressive. He calls you, he emails you, and he waits for you after class. As a teacher, what is the best way to handle this situation?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 11, 2015 7:55 pm

uzyHeJ
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Document what's going on and inform the administrators so they are aware. I'd also talk with the student and parents to let them know the policy and the appropriate ways to go about dealing with their concerns/frustrations.
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ymuXyg
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Talking to administration is the best solution here.
  Posted on: October 17, 2015 12:01 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 12, 2015 11:11 pm

Xyraju
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As a teacher, if I notice that one of my students is producing stalker-like habits, I would immediately go to my school's Principal, Resource Officer, and Guidance Counselor. This is extremely unacceptable behavior. I would sit down with the group, the student, and his parents to think of strategies on how to get him back on track.
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uzyXuV
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That is how I would handle the situation also.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 4:00 am

Kady Schlemmer
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Agreed. Safety is so important and you do not want to take any risks.
  Posted on: July 9, 2016 7:10 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 5, 2015 1:42 pm

aqaRus
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It depends how you feel. Are you threatened? If so i would immediately contact the schools administration and handle the situation. If you are not too worried i would pull him aside with an I.A. and have a discussion with him about his academics and how hes handling the situation.
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Solution 4
Posted October 5, 2015 1:01 am

Qebysu
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The first thing I would do in this situation is contact my immediate department head or administration to inform them of what I am going through. No teacher should have to put up with harassment in any way no matter who it is from.
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meXyHy
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This is also what I would do.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 8:55 pm

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Solution 5
Posted October 17, 2015 12:46 pm

RuZyGy
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I would say get the administrator involved and also his parents. He needs to understand that the grade stands.
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Solution 6
Posted February 24, 2016 2:46 am

Taylor Katsarelas
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I would document everything and print copies of the email and have the cords recorded. I would then have a meeting with the students parents, administrators and the school SRO to talk about the students actions. Also to talk about steps that will or should be taken.
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Solution 7
Posted February 23, 2016 4:02 am

apazeR
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Document every incident and get administration involved
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Solution 8
Posted October 5, 2016 6:37 pm

PuWupe
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Wow, this situation is a little heavy, I would talk to the principle, and show evidence of the student academic outcomes (providing different test, quizzes and any other assignments). I also show to the principal my phone with the phone calls, text messages, and explain about the many times the student waits after class to go over my policies. From there, I will see what the principle responds and if continues, I will suggest to do a parent conference.
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Solution 9
Posted October 2, 2017 2:47 pm

aWyVys
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Immediately I would be contacting administration because this is not a situation that a teacher should be handling alone.
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Solution 10
Posted October 8, 2017 11:23 pm

eBenyL
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If the student is so adamant about his grade, try talking to him about ways to improve his grade since he can't retake the exam, and wants a good grade, maybe there are different ways to boost his grade, perhaps explaining to him where he lacked in so he could work on improving.
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Solution 11
Posted October 5, 2015 2:05 am

Caitlyn Bogatin
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I would begin by talking to the parents of the student and explain the policies that have been set and why the grade can not be changed. If this does not work i will then speak to an administrator or principle about the issue.
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WeHypa
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I think it is important to talk to the parents to let them know your policy. I would also inform them of their student's behaviors. Before I would make administration aware of the situation and make sure there isn't a particular way in which they would like it to be handled.
  Posted on: October 5, 2015 11:00 pm

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Solution 12
Posted October 18, 2015 4:23 pm

eQynuv
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Let the student know that if his behavior does not cease you will be contacting the school resource officer.
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Solution 13
Posted October 5, 2015 4:11 am

Dawn Rogers
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You have to stand your ground. If the student persists then you need to get the parents or school involved in the situation.
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Solution 14
Posted October 9, 2016 3:21 am

uBuDub
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Document the students action and make them aware to administration and instruct the students to stop and if he persists that a parents conference will be eld.
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Solution 15
Posted October 9, 2017 1:25 am

Travis Cannon
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if the student was in college which i assume he is, i would tell him to stop harassing me about the test after class before i get administration involved. during class however, i would tell him to drop it or leave my class because rules are rules.
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Solution 16
Posted July 2, 2018 2:41 pm

Markelle Maddock
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Go to the administration immediately, whether it may be the principal, resource officer, or dean. The behavior that the student is exhibiting is not acceptable and could become a danger to you or to someone else in the future.
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Solution 17
Posted October 4, 2016 10:14 pm

RyVeta
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talk!
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