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Posted on February 27, 2017 3:23 pm
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Breanna Bunnell
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Cursing
In my high school internship, I encountered many students cursing while inside of the classroom. Sometimes, even the teachers would curse. I do not believe that there is a classroom rule about this issue, and the teachers do not seem to correct students when they speak inappropriately. How should I address their language?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 5, 2017 3:24 am

Lynn Krivoruchka
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This is something that I would go talk to the teacher first and see why this language is excepted in the classroom and why she curses in the classroom. If she does not give you a sufficient answer then I would go to administration and bring it up to them that you do not feel comfortable about the cursing in the classroom.
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Jenna Herberson
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I agree that you should first talk to the teacher.
  Posted on: March 6, 2017 3:51 am

Elizabeth Allen
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I also agree that you should start with the teacher first.
  Posted on: July 7, 2017 2:34 pm

yLeQud
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I agree, you should talk to the teacher first then go to the administrator if nothing is done.
  Posted on: October 14, 2017 9:41 pm

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Solution 2
Posted July 6, 2017 11:14 pm

Shelby Glonek
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I would first start, by asking the teacher if there are any rules or if they simply do not wish to implement any. If there are no rules, I would most likely take it upon myself to correct students when speaking out if it made me feel uncomfortable. There may not be any rules in place but you are still the authority figure when it comes to the students and there is no reason you should ever feel any disrespect. If the students do not wish to follow your rules I would then go to administration with the issue and try to make sure there are proper guidelines that every teacher/student is aware of going forward.
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If I were in this situation, I would do this.
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Solution 3
Posted July 7, 2017 2:33 pm

Elizabeth Allen
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I would start first by speaking with the teacher. It would be hard to reprimand the students for cursing when their teacher participates and allows the language. A classroom is a place for learning and respect. I think creating a level of respect between the teacher and the students and you would help create a better classroom environment that doesn't use profanity.
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Solution 4
Posted February 28, 2017 12:25 pm

XequMa
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I know it is hard as an intern, but let them know it it not acceptable when they do that. If it continues to be an issue with the teacher as well, I would talk to your supervisor and see what advice they can give. I know they do not want us to be uncomfortable in our internships.
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Elizabeth Allen
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I agree that speaking to the teacher is the best first course of action to take.
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Solution 5
Posted October 9, 2017 2:18 am

useZyt
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I would suggest you talk to your university supervisor on the subject. If the teacher is doing it then they are clearly not setting a good example for their students, therefore the students think it is okay. In my opinion I would suggest that you have appropriate language, and remind the students that they should too.
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Solution 6
Posted July 7, 2017 3:03 am

MeRepe
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It's good to touch base with the teacher because some are more lenient about that. If you personally do not like it you should let the teacher know.
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Solution 7
Posted July 10, 2017 3:12 am

Yeilin Ramirez
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I would begin with the teacher since they are the example of the classroom. Once the teacher does not curse and classroom rules are set, the students should follow.
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Solution 8
Posted October 3, 2017 10:38 pm

yheGeS
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If the teacher is curing, then why is he or she going to care if the students do? Or students then think it's okay to curse, especially if the teacher is doing so. I think it is totally uncalled for and that everyone should respect one another. There are some students who do not curse nor like it when other do, so I would say no, and that everyone should consider everyone in the classroom.
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Solution 9
Posted October 3, 2017 11:51 pm

aNaMeJ
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As a student, I don't feel it's your job to report or bring up the situation. You could talk to your teacher in charge of your internship to discuss the matter.
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Solution 10
Posted October 4, 2017 12:33 am

sazaXa
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This is something I would address with the teacher first as to why they swear with the students as well as allowing it in their classroom. It seems like to me that if the teacher is swearing, this opens the door for students to swear also. However, I believe as they reach adulthood, if they are not swearing AT you and it is not getting in the way of learning, it might be something to let go of. Often times, we make a big deal of an issue and lose our students in other ways. You have to ask if it is worth it.
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Solution 11
Posted October 8, 2017 11:03 pm

eBenyL
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I would explain to the students in a friendly manner why it isn't good to curse in a setting like a classroom and how foul language isn't tolerated in the workplace and professional settings
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Solution 12
Posted February 25, 2018 6:00 am

qunumy
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Bedore taking actions into your own hands I would discuss with the teacher their procedure to handle the language.
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Solution 13
Posted October 8, 2017 1:43 am

yZanaJ
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I think if you are offended by it you should let the students know that! Even though the adult in the room does it you still have a say in what you will or will not tolerate while your ears hear it. So I would very nicely let them know to please not talk with that language because it is disrespectful to you. Maybe even a lesson on how they want people to see them. I am sure they do not really want people to see them as dirty mouth kid who is disrespectful.
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Solution 14
Posted July 5, 2017 9:18 pm

ynaHah
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Its hard to punish the students when the teacher is using this language. So first the teacher needs to understand that. Then work on getting the students to stop.
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Solution 15
Posted October 3, 2017 11:20 pm

yneLaH
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I would explain that although it happens in the school and teachers sometimes even cuss, that it is not acceptable in your classroom as your classroom is an academic environment. Unless being read in literature, these words are not allowed and will have serious consequences. Explain to students this is your rule on the first day of class, and abide by it throughout the semester, disciplining as necessary.
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Solution 16
Posted October 9, 2017 1:16 am

vugage
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I would for sure talk with the teacher first. I would also be sure to NEVER use that kind of language. People can pick up on body language as well. If you act uninterested when they start using that language they will notice.
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Solution 17
Posted February 20, 2018 10:17 pm

zevuBa
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I would definitely first ask my supervisor and let them know about this issue to see what is the correct form of action to take before you decide to take action in their own hands. Also it is always good to know what the specific policies are for the school you are interning at says about language.
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Solution 18
Posted February 25, 2018 9:04 pm

JytuTe
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The school should have a rule in the code of conduct about using profanity for the students and the teachers. I would speak with my CT and make them aware of the situation and then speak to my supervisor if the issue continues. This is not acceptable from the students or teachers.
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Solution 19
Posted February 25, 2018 10:28 pm

qeguve
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A solution could be to talk to the teacher and ask them if there could be a rule made for this inappropriate language. Then to enforce the rule / consequences for the times that the students curse. Students do not need to be using this language within the classroom. Student could also be told "we do not use that language in this classroom".
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Solution 20
Posted July 8, 2018 1:31 pm

ehaJaT
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First, I would ask the teacher about the school climate and if this language is accepted throughout the entire school. I would ask what rules are in place about cursing. If there was ever things said (curse words) in my presence that were offensive, I would for sure take the opportunity to be honest with the student in how the language made me feel and hw others may interpret it. I would offer a solution to the student and an explanation of why it would be more wise and affective to use different language. I would stay calm and assertive in that I do not want to be made feeling this way again by the student and their language and I will ask they do not do it again. I will not threaten them with punishment. If the behavior does not change I will go forward with having the student punished in whatever way seems fit in the situation and time.
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Solution 21
Posted October 3, 2018 12:58 am

uDyJeZ
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It sounds like language should be added to the classroom rules and discussed. This way students will be reminded that foul language is not permitted in class. If students continue to use bad language, the teacher should address this quickly.
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Solution 22
Posted October 6, 2018 2:42 am

qedeDe
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Discuss with your CT and communicate any of your misgivings. Definitely analyze the class as a whole. Apart from language, are students respectful? Engaged? Overall pick your battles, but maybe implement a swear jar or reward system. Something to get students to understand it isn't really acceptable.
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Solution 23
Posted October 7, 2018 3:17 pm

RaZyma
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I would discuss this with the cooperating teacher and collaborate to come up with possible solutions to correct the behavior.
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Solution 24
Posted March 6, 2017 2:04 am

beTyze
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Cursing sometimes just happens however you can deduct points.
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yJuhuv
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I would never do this. This is wrong.
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Solution 25
Posted October 15, 2018 3:50 am

yHuDeV
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You cant really set the standards for another classroom but you can for yours.
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Solution 26
Posted October 8, 2017 1:25 am

pujyvu
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I would pull them aside separately and then tell them that their parents will be contacted next time you here it. I would also address this in front of the entire class and make it known it will not be tolerated. You should also talk to the teacher about this and ask what the school policy for cursing is.
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Solution 27
Posted October 15, 2017 9:29 pm

qyZeqa
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This should not be aloud and should be taken to the principal.
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