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Posted on October 12, 2015 1:24 am
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gyteMe
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Should it be my concern?

I have a student that constantly comes to school upset in the mornings which affects his entire day. Not only is it affecting his performance in school but it is becoming a distraction to my other students. I have spoken with his parents on many occasions but they failed to assist me regarding his actions. Since the parents does not care, does that mean that I should?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 12, 2015 5:31 pm

uhaBeJ
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I think regardless if the parent cares or not, you should. I would involve your school counselor as soon as possible. When the student comes in in the mornings you need to establish a way for him to leave his morning at the door. Perhaps a notebook where he can write down what is upsetting him and leave it there for the day. Definitely get involved!
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meXyHy
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if I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 8:51 pm

Kady Schlemmer
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I agree, you should get involved. You might be the only person to offer this student any sort of hope. It is important that you try to get them help.
  Posted on: July 9, 2016 6:52 pm

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Posted October 12, 2015 11:12 pm

aReByT
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Yes, you should care. I would begin by simply talking to the student and giving him or her the chance to talk and share about what is upsetting them. It may something that happens on the bus that can be a simply fix. Establishing a good relationship with this student will make for easier mornings. My solution is to let him know you care by talking to him and getting to know him.
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eSyTyt
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I agree
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 2:35 am

uzyXuV
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The student may just need to share their feelings. I saw on a video a teacher that had the students rate their feelings 1-5 every morning so she had an idea of their feelings.
  Posted on: October 18, 2015 1:20 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2015 4:06 pm

eQynuv
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Of course you should care, you may be the only one who does.
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Solution 4
Posted October 18, 2015 10:50 pm

VuGuGu
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I think it should definitely be your concern if it is affecting the child's performance in class. What I think you should do is refer the child to the counselor's office. Possibly speak to the counselor before sending them so that he or she is aware of what is happening.
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Solution 5
Posted October 8, 2017 9:15 pm

paTaHe
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As a teacher, we are the student's advocates too. If the parents are not concerned, that does not mean you should not be. I would begin by asking the student what is bothering them in the mornings and looking for solutions. I would also get a counselor in to talk to the student.
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Solution 6
Posted October 17, 2015 9:13 pm

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Your student sounds very upset by something that is perhaps happening at home since he arrives at school upset. Your school counselor could possibly meet with the student to gain insight into what is upsetting him. If the student is uncomfortable discussing the matter verbally he could put his feelings in writing so that it might be less threatening to him. Building a strong and positive relationship with him will help him feel comfortable sharing details with you.
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Solution 7
Posted October 13, 2015 3:35 am

QejyHu
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I would talk to the school counselor as well as the school social worker. It could be an issue that is occuring at home and that is why the parents are not supporting your efforts. I would definitely be concerned and get the counselor and school social worker involved as quickly as possible.
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uzyXuV
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Maybe the student just uses this behavior for attention. By monitoring the student for a short time you should be able to tell if there are serious issues that may need a counselors involvement.
  Posted on: October 18, 2015 1:18 am

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I disagree with this solution.
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Solution 8
Posted October 19, 2015 3:14 am

ZujaTa
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You absolutely should continue to care this child, and all the other children within your classroom. This student is not learning and is, at times, preventing other students from learning. Continue to have one-on-one conversations with the student, classroom meetings where students can share what is bothering them and receive comments from other students, and also talk to your school counselor about the student emotional issues.

Good luck.
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Solution 9
Posted February 24, 2016 4:56 pm

taMaSe
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I suggest you refer the student to the guidance counselour and that you show that you do care about the student. Maybe something has happened to the student that they have kept secret. Encourage the student and support them in any way you can.
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Solution 10
Posted February 26, 2018 12:25 am

duNuJy
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I still feel like you should care. Try involving administration. When the student comes to class upset maybe he could go to a cool down spot in order to collect himself and return to class when he's ready.
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Solution 11
Posted October 9, 2016 4:09 pm

yZaHuM
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If the students behavior is affecting himself and the other students then absolutely. You cant just ignore this bad behavior.
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