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Posted on October 9, 2016 1:19 pm
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Bad Language
I have a student who is repeatedly using bad language in class. I have written home notes-no response-taken away points and isolated him from other students. I have tried talking to him privately when this happens, but he continues. How can I handle this problem in my classroom?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 9, 2016 7:51 pm

Miranda Kuhn
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If the student continues to have this behavior, even after you have talked to the students and the parents, you should create a simple behavior plan with the student. For example, you could put him on a point system. If he enjoys playing on the iPad, for example, you could have the iPad as an incentive at the end of the day. For each subject that is completed without the student using bad language, he can earn one point. The student must earn five (the amount of points can be adjusted) points in order to earn the iPad for the last five/ten minutes of class. This would provide the student with something to work towards while also helping to control his behavior. I hope it works!
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PeQyGa
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I agree with this suggestion. Offering some type of positive reinforcement could motivate the student.
  Posted on: October 12, 2016 2:15 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 12, 2016 5:09 pm

yZytaz
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If you have done all those things I think it is time to get the administration involved. Maybe him meeting with the principal will help him understand how serious of an issue this is and if he doesn't fix it there will be worse consequences.
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PeMuQa
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I agree with this solution for the situation. When the parents are not responding and the student is not responding to attempts to correct the behavior, it is time to get the administration involved. This student cannot be allowed to disrupt the class, and now it is time to bring in support.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 12:47 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 9, 2016 6:25 pm

MePyJy
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While you have said that you have already talk to the student but I want to make sure your talks are getting somewhere. The idea when talking to the student its important to not only tell them why its wrong like who can offend or hurt but also ask them why they doing it. It is important to be in charge but also show that you care about the student.
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uSaPeL
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I think this an important point brought up, to teach the student that he may be hurting his classmate's feelings and try to level with him on his actions all while still maintaining authority as the teacher.
  Posted on: October 12, 2016 1:05 pm

uWuXyj
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This solution is a great intervention that can lead to the student coming out with the real issues they are facing. Showing compassion and understanding instead of punishment and shame can really help the student understand and be understood. This can also result in respect for his teacher classmates and himself.
  Posted on: October 16, 2016 6:04 am

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Solution 4
Posted October 13, 2016 8:41 pm

gyVyPe
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I think that after doing all of these things does not work try giving him positive reinforcements when he does not continue cursing. He may be at that age where he finds it "cool" to use bad language or may even hear it at home. I think giving him worse consequences may also help him reduce the amount of bad language he is using.
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Solution 5
Posted February 28, 2017 4:06 am

XequMa
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Document behavior and request a conference with parents and administration if necessary.
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Solution 6
Posted October 9, 2017 1:32 am

vugage
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I would find what the students likes and rewards him with positive reinforcement. Providing him with benefits if he goes a certain amount of time without using bad language.
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Solution 7
Posted October 9, 2016 9:54 pm

uHudyt
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I would go the next step from writing notes home to calling the parents and letting them know that there is a serious issue going on in class. If the parents don't respond to the phone call, I would let the principle of the school know and have him/her get in touch with the family.
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Solution 8
Posted October 9, 2016 8:36 pm

upyRyX
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Would it be possible to have another teacher talk to the student? Maybe the message can get through via another colleague.
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Solution 9
Posted October 14, 2016 9:55 pm

yNubas
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I also agree that you should use some positive reinforcement for this student. Maybe praise the student more for doing something right and giving them something like a sticker or a snack.
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Solution 10
Posted February 27, 2017 3:22 am

Hedese
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Remind this student that there are consequences to their actions.
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Solution 11
Posted February 27, 2017 3:50 am

beTyZa
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This is a situation I would bring to administration's attention. It sounds like the student is defiant and might require a referral.
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Solution 12
Posted October 9, 2017 1:53 am

Travis Cannon
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Some students will curse more if it makes you mad. don't let him get to you and continue to punish him.I would also schedule a conference or at least call his parents to ensure they know of his behavior.
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Solution 13
Posted October 9, 2017 2:19 am

aXejeG
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Yikes! Try sending the student to a counselor or speaking with the counselor yourself for the next appropriate actions!
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Solution 14
Posted October 16, 2017 2:02 am

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Since the parents are not responding it seems that they are aware of it but do not see it as a problem. In this case, I would talk to the behavior specialist and see what they can do to resolve this problem. Since they are not the teacher, they would probably be able to get a hold of the parents as well to resolve this issue.
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Solution 15
Posted February 22, 2018 8:17 pm

yharum
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you need to have a conference with his parents and if it continues then the student is going to have to be taken out of the classroom and will not be able to return until they stop using bad language.
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Solution 16
Posted February 24, 2018 3:55 am

Ariel Brangers
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Unfortunately it sounds like the student could just be modeling language used at home if the parents have not responded to the notes home. I would suggest getting administration involved, then they can look into if their is some issues at home. I would suggest to his classmates to ignore him when he uses bad language since many times kids only use those words for reactions. If the students stop reacting to his behavior, he may stop.
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Solution 17
Posted October 9, 2016 7:08 pm

juWuPe
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I agree with the comment left below, ask him as why is he doing it. also requests a conference with the parent.
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Solution 18
Posted February 21, 2017 10:09 pm

Robert Hendler
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I believe having some parental involvement may also be a good idea. I have dealt with students using bad language before and adding more consequences outside of the classroom ay be needed to change the students behavior.
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