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Posted on February 24, 2018 5:22 pm
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ZeSuQy
ZeSuQy
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Classroom teacher displaying favoritism with certain students
I am currently in an internship and am having an issue with the classroom teacher (not my CT). She displays clear favoritism with certain students and allows them to get away with everything including leaving the class without permission, using cellphones during lecture times, and giving extra time or extra credit on assignments. When I am teaching on my intern days she consistently interrupts my lessons to talk with her favorite students and then gets into arguments with the students she doesn't like or writes them referrals for exhibiting the same behavior as her favorites. How do I address this with my CT and the classroom teacher without seeming like I am trying to get her in trouble?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 25, 2018 1:26 am

Wendy
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This is a tricky situation. I would approach the teacher as a curious pre-service teacher, looking for insight and ideas. Perhaps ask about her classroom rules by saying "I noticed that at times you allow students to use their cell phones, is there a time or subject they are allowed to do this during? How does that work?" Getting the teacher to acknowledge the rules and the lack of enforcement for some students may be the first step in the right direction.
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Solution 2
Posted February 25, 2018 1:50 am

eLaGag
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I would honestly bring it up in conversation, but do not attack them. Just bring it up in a non-accusing manner. Give them enough space to not make them feel threatened. Just be genuine and understanding. They will probably make up excuses like, they are the good kidsa dn the others are always acting up or something like this. They will try to deny the favoritism. Sometimes, while they are denying the act because they're embarrassed, this will still bring their attention to it and will often help get them to fix the behavior. If it doesn't help, whenever it does happen, I would bring it up after that class innocently.
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LyruPa
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This is another great approach in this type of situation.
  Posted on: February 26, 2018 3:09 am

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