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Posted on October 18, 2015 9:54 pm
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ySudyG
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Homebound Student
I have a student currently that is homebound due to health issues. Every week I send materials to this student- the handouts I will use, vocabulary lists, etc. for the homebound teacher to use. However, I teach foreign language and many of the things I do in class are organic and refer to classroom issues and I feel this student is not gaining what she really needs to communicate. She also has not turned in any assignments in over three weeks at this point. I have talked to her mother about waiting until her daughter can be in class to try a foreign language or shifting to online learning so she can move at her own pace, but the mother is resistant. I really think this move- either to try again next year or to go to online learning- would be best for the student. How should I approach the situation without stepping on the mom's toes too much?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 18, 2015 10:00 pm

aQahan
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I think that you should speak with your administration about the situation and possibly set up a meeting with the parent. I think that if you professionally explain the situation to the parent and show the negative effects that the current situation is having on the student then the parent will come around. However, you may be unaware of some situation which is causing her to have those feelings. Either way, healthy conversations are always a good starting point.
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LuLyHa
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 7:02 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 25, 2016 11:32 pm

BeMyDu
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I would begin recording my classes or offer the student the option to Skype into your classroom. I was in a similar situation and even though I could not fully participate in the activities in the classroom, I was able to benefit from virtually seeing what was going on and taking away pertinent information.
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Solution 3
Posted March 1, 2016 4:31 am

aryBaV
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I think that if the student wants to continue and feels that she can handle the work load then let her. If she is going to fail, then have a discussion about the alternatives, but I feel that it is important for the student to be apart of that decision.
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LuLyHa
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I would never do this! This is wrong!

  Posted on: July 10, 2016 7:02 pm

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Solution 4
Posted March 7, 2016 1:02 am

apamat
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I think that maybe you should get an administrator or school counselor involved. They might be able to approach the situation from a different perspective.
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Solution 5
Posted October 19, 2015 1:21 am

Erica Turnbull
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Before speaking with the admin team I would try maybe recording how to do the work then the student can see you do the work etc. Then if this does not work I would then speak with admin to express concerns. I would check with the homebound teacher to see if they have the homework, but I would apply the same homework rules for the homebound student as to those who are physically present in the classroom.
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Solution 6
Posted March 7, 2016 12:16 am

Hunabu
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I would explain and stress to the mom that your teaching method is tailored to those students in class and you cater your lessons to real class situation, therefore as to the mother's child not to fall behind, she should try either waiting until next year or online.
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