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Posted on February 27, 2017 3:25 pm
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Breanna Bunnell
Breanna Bunnell
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Bullying
There is one student in a couple of my classes who has ASD and is integrated into a general education classroom. She does not speak with other students, but takes a liking to the teachers. She has some physical habits that are slightly gross to watch, and the students will talk about it around her as well as the teachers will make fun of her too. Whenever I am around this student I have conversation with her and am very kind, but I feel as though she knows what everyone thinks about her. How do I address other adults and students talking about this student?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 2, 2017 9:49 pm

Lynn Krivoruchka
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This would be something that you can talk to the adult directly about how their actions are hurting the student. Once the teacher has realized that they have broke an ethics code they should discuss it with the class that bullying is wrong. It should be apart of their procedures for the classroom. If you do not feel comfortable talking to the teach straight, you can go to high administration and let them know they have broken the ethics of the classroom.
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Jenna Herberson
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I agree, definitely involve the parents.
  Posted on: March 6, 2017 3:49 am

Elizabeth Allen
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I completely agree with your solution. I also feel it is very important to keep the code of ethics front and center all the time.
  Posted on: July 7, 2017 2:26 pm

pujyvu
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great idea involving the parents should help a lot!
  Posted on: October 8, 2017 1:20 am

yLeQud
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i agree, talk to the teacher directly or involve administration because the ethics code has been broken.also explaining to the class that bullying is wrong should help.
  Posted on: October 14, 2017 9:16 pm

WeDyje
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definitely involve the parents, bullying is a huge no-no.
  Posted on: July 8, 2018 1:32 pm

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Solution 2
Posted July 6, 2017 11:18 pm

Shelby Glonek
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I think it is highly inappropriate for the teachers to make fun of any student, whether they are present or not. I would try to find a way to help the student better hide her habits or find a solution to do them in a more private manner. I would also incorporate a brief lesson into the classroom about bullying and respect so that every student understands that this behavior is not tolerated, and that it is not fair to make fun of anyone for any reason. Lastly, I would make it a point to address the teachers who partake in this bullying so that they understand the bad example they are setting for their own students.
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Solution 3
Posted July 10, 2017 2:42 am

qyGaQa
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I feel the best solution would be to talk to your fellow teachers and explain to them that making fun of students is not what they're there for. Teachers are supposed to help nurture students and make them feel safe in a learning environment; not sad and disappointed because all the teachers and students are making fun of her. Deal with the teachers first because students will mock what they see the adults doing. Then remind students that bullying is not tolerated and punishments will be given should it continue.
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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2017 12:28 am

sazaXa
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If teachers are making fun of this student, that is something to take directly to them and if the situation does not resolve, it is a matter for your superiors. As educators, you must uphold the most professional behavior possible and that is unacceptable. As far as the ASD student's habits, it could be something to note in her IEP and discuss appropriately with parents and other teachers how to best address the habits. Perhaps a lesson on kindness would be beneficial to your other students as well as reminding them about the consequences of bullying in your school.
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Solution 5
Posted July 7, 2017 2:30 pm

Elizabeth Allen
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It is important to remember that a student with a disability is a person first, and has a disability second. I think educating the class about a disability a fellow classmate has would benefit everyone. People, especially children, aren't able to accept or deal with something they don't know or understand. Giving the students a better understanding of ASD may help with the attitude towards their classmate.
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uzebyn
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I agree with your response and making sure the proper surrounding and learning environment is in place for this student.
  Posted on: October 2, 2017 2:01 pm

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Solution 6
Posted July 9, 2017 3:18 pm

NaPeqe
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Confront the adults directly. Be stern. Their jobs are to educate and set a good example. An ESE child is certainly not one to be made fun of or talked about in a malicious way. If confronting the teacher directly doesn't help, go to the administration. If the school is worth anything, they won't put up with it. If going to the principal doesn't help, go higher. Eventually, someone will do something.
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Solution 7
Posted July 10, 2017 2:59 am

Yeilin Ramirez
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You should immediately talk to the adult and how they are behaving in this situation. They should be thinking of the student and wanting to help them and it is clear they are not doing so. Then, typically when the adults actions change, children with copy and follow.
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Solution 8
Posted February 25, 2018 5:26 pm

Nicole McVey
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That is so unfortunate that even adults are acting like children. I would talk to the adults and explain to them that they are in fact the adults and the children observe how they treat and talk about this child and they follow the lead and do the same. It is unacceptable for a teacher to make fun of a student, if you have that perspective of a student with a disability then you are in the wrong profession. A teacher should be compassionate and empathetic and be an example to their students, not a negative influence. I would instigate some kind of kindness procedure where students who are kind are rewarded and student who complete random acts of kindness to encourage thoughtful and selfless acts of service within the class and ideally school-wide. Speak with the administration as they should support something like the all the way.
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Solution 9
Posted October 8, 2017 11:08 pm

eBenyL
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These students and adults need to understand that this is a form of bullying and they need to encourage the students around them to be kinder to one another instead of tear a student down, they also should be informed of the harm that bullying can cause a student and its dangers.
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Solution 10
Posted October 2, 2017 2:00 pm

uzebyn
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I feel like a possible solution would be to model good behavior and habits. I also think that praising her when she is doing well and not performing her gross habits would be beneficial. Parent involvement is definitely important as well so that they can be on the same page.
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Solution 11
Posted March 6, 2017 1:58 am

beTyze
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have them go to the office and make consequences.
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Solution 12
Posted October 8, 2017 1:22 am

pujyvu
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This is completely messed up especially that teachers make fun of her as well. I would pull each student aside separately and explain to them that this child can not control these things. Then tell them that next time it happens they will be written up and admin will be involved as well as their legal guardians.
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Solution 13
Posted October 13, 2017 2:39 am

Xaparu
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Bullying is a very serious thing. It can scar a student for life. I would talk to every teacher and every class she has and explain to them what ASD means and hopefully thy will get a better understanding of it.
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Solution 14
Posted October 15, 2017 4:11 pm

pyJeZy
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I had a similar situation when I was in school. You need to have a talk with the students about her and what she is dealing with. This may get the students to take a walk in her shoes to understand why she is like this.
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Solution 15
Posted February 22, 2018 9:28 pm

yharum
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something needs to be done because bullying should not be taken lightly. if the teachers are also talking about her then someone needs to talk to administration because no adult she be talking about a child, and you are a teacher you are suppose to be a role model. so speaking to both the students and the teachers should be your first step but if that doesn't work then you need to speak to administration.
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Solution 16
Posted February 24, 2018 9:00 pm

ePymyp
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Start by talking to the teacher of the classroom and letting him or her realize that they are breaking an ethics code as a teacher. From there if the teacher does not make a change with themselves and students, go to the administration and guidance counselor. If that does not work, try the website, anonymousalerts,com and report bullying. At this point, the school is legally obligated to do something about the issue.
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Solution 17
Posted February 25, 2018 3:19 pm

Sieara Voegtle
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I would pull the teacher aside after class and have a conversation about the behaviors. Remind said teacher of ethics and that he/she is feeding into the bullying of said student. Allow this adult to know that the child is aware of the bullying and comments being made toward them.
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Solution 18
Posted February 25, 2018 11:44 pm

Andrea Howey
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I will have a no bulling policy in my class and explain that its not every nice to talk about other people.
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Solution 19
Posted February 26, 2018 12:14 am

aTaqyW
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I would definitely discuss this issue with adults themselves because that is absolutely unacceptable ethics. If it continues, administration should be contacted. Students are different since they are grade level with the said student and kids, sadly, can be mean but adults KNOW BETTER.
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Solution 20
Posted October 1, 2018 6:05 pm

quJuja
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This would be a great time to plan a unit lesson plan on bullying and the effect of bullying. Some students (or teachers) may not realize the things they say or do can really have a terrible effect on others. Bringing it to their attention and allowing students to have a open and comfortable classroom will be the first step to making a difference.
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Solution 21
Posted October 8, 2018 12:24 am

rybuZy
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Act swiftly and hard against this. Remind the students that it is their behavior being disciplined, not any other factor.
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Solution 22
Posted October 9, 2017 1:58 am

Travis Cannon
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i admire your generosity and think you should stand up for her every time you see someone bullying her. I would also let her know that people think that what she is doing is strange in America. Explain to her about some American customs and see if you can help her find some friends.
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Solution 23
Posted October 15, 2017 9:28 pm

qyZeqa
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There should be no type of bulling going on and the students should be punished.
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