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Posted on October 19, 2015 12:47 am
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eryMav
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Lack of support
I have a student that skips class frequently and I have contacted home on several occasions to let his parents know. However, the parents do not seem to care and on the last phone call home I was told to stop bothering them about him. I have let an administrator know, but I am curious as to how I approach this moving forward.
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 1, 2016 4:06 am

aryBaV
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It seems as if there is a problem at home or there is something wrong with the student, for a child to not care THAT much there has to be something going on. I would suggest talking to the student and finding out why he wants to skip class, and make sure he understands that there won't be consequences for his answer. Give him a safe place to talk about what may be going on.
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PeMuQa
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I agree. Talking with the student about why will hopefully show them that you care, and even if an answer isn't forthcoming you will at least have opened that avenue of communication.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 1:09 am

WeDyje
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yes i agree with this solution
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Solution 2
Posted October 19, 2015 2:13 am

uNeNuD
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Has the student expressed reasons for skipping? Does he skip the period and remain at school? If so, how does the student perform? Is the student functioning lower than his peers; therefore, there is a lack of frustration? Does the student skip class and leave school? Have you tried an attendance contract with the student. I know it may seem cheesy, but inviting the student to class, making a point to call the student by name, and telling the student you are glad they are there has been proven to decrease absences. I have seen it work for students at the high school level too.
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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 7:00 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 20, 2015 11:51 pm

PysaHe
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If the student is still on school grounds, I would talk with administration to see how to make changes in monitoring common areas and transition times/ places. Conference with the student to see if there is a social or academic reason for skipping. If you don't get any revelations, try changing your class set-up or arrangements so that you offer different classroom models for learning. Cooperative learning might bring in interest. Students may prefer to work on a contract model, independently.
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Solution 4
Posted October 9, 2016 8:29 pm

juWuPe
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I believe you should get the counselor involved as well.
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Solution 5
Posted March 7, 2016 12:22 am

Hunabu
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I would try to have a conference with the student, to see what is going on with them and see if I could help resolve why they are skipping school.
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Solution 6
Posted October 19, 2015 2:48 am

Jamika Harvey
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I would suggest that you seek an adult who can shadow that student or encourage his friends to remind him about class. Sometime the students peers can get through to them a little more than we can. At this age, friends hold a little more value than anyone in their lives. Any kind of reward that can be offered for class attendance will be helpful.
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LuLyHa
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I would never do this! This is wrong! This may drive the student further away.
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 7:00 pm

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Solution 7
Posted March 4, 2016 12:39 am

nick morse
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sit down and have a talk with the student. figure out if its a personal reason or its just the class and figure out what you can do to change his experience
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Solution 8
Posted July 11, 2016 2:48 am

yGapeW
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Try to engage the student more when they do come to class. Also, be persistent and ask the administrator if they can set up and appointment that you can attend.
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Solution 9
Posted July 7, 2017 12:47 pm

MeRepe
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What you can do is start using attendance as a grade or even extra credit if students show up every day. Give some sort of incentive for those who come to class often and maybe it'll change the student's attitude. Also research as to why the student would be skipping so much sometimes there could be internal things going on that the student may not even realize themselves.
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Solution 10
Posted February 23, 2018 11:49 pm

Ariel Brangers
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I would follow up with the administrator to assure something will be done because attending class is important for the student to receive the best education possible. BY following up, you are making sure the student has a strong support system at home. And if not, then it should be investigated further.
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Solution 11
Posted July 9, 2016 8:02 pm

PuWupe
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This is a sad situation. I think that your should have more support from school too. I would go deeper into how you could legally do to help your student, so at least he can graduate from high school.
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