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Posted on February 25, 2018 7:01 am
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uBybuz
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Student sleeps all day
In my EBD room, I have a student who sleeps all day. He has a very rough home life ( mom on drugs and in and out of jail) and the father is in jail. I ask him why he is so tired and he just tells me that he stays up all night. From what I was told by other teachers, he runs the streets a lot and involved in some stuff with his mother. I am the co-teacher in the room and have spoke to the teacher about allowing him to sleep in the hallway (where two rooms connect by the bathroom) all day and not doing any work. I was told by the teacher that it is easier to allow him to sleep because if he is awake than he is disruptive. There is no talking to his mother because it has been done before and she does not care. How do I transition this student from sleeping at night and not during classroom time?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 25, 2018 1:42 pm

JytuTe
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I would make sure the student has ate and take them for a walk and stretch before starting class this will help give the student energy. I would seat the student towards the front of the room and give them an active job and call on them to participate more. If the issue persists I would have a conference with an administration and the school counselor to help with possible solutions to help this student.
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uvyzud
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I agree completely!
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 8:47 pm

aLureP
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Agreed! You never know how home life can really be
  Posted on: October 15, 2018 12:10 am

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Solution 2
Posted February 25, 2018 8:31 pm

yTutar
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I would try to add to his behavior plan. I would try to provide positive incentives to motivate him to participate in the classroom. You could do this by creating specific goals for him daily and weekly. For the first week, the goal could be for him to participate in at least one class activity for the day. Monitoring his progress, you can make new goals that reflect higher expectations and his progress. You can give him rewards for meeting his goals. He could work to earn free time, game time, or lunch with teacher. Consult your teacher and the student to find what motivates him most. If he is motivated to participate in class, he may make more effort to sleep outside of school. Work with your teacher to redirect disruptive behavior and get him back on target with specific goals you create, reminding him of what rewards he is working toward.
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Solution 3
Posted February 25, 2018 3:31 pm

Sieara Voegtle
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I would work with the student one on one and have them complete their assignments. It may be hard, but allowing the student to sleep all day is not a way in which said student is benefiting or learning anything.
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Solution 4
Posted October 7, 2018 3:05 pm

RaZyma
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I would put this in his behavior plan and notify administration. I would give him a more active role in the classroom and set obtainable daily and/or weekly goals for him.
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uvyzud
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Yes I would the admistrator know
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 8:48 pm

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Solution 5
Posted February 26, 2018 12:56 am

aTaqyW
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This is a tricky situation but I would talk to the student one-on-one and explain that he needs to be getting his work done. I would discuss the idea of maybe having him sleep for a minimum of 2 hours at school so he can still complete his work.
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PeMuQa
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I agree that finding a balance between working and sleeping at school would be a good solution. This child needs a positive influence in their life, and if you can start the process of helping them, it will go a long way.
  Posted on: February 26, 2018 3:01 am

sadaze
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It is definitely a good idea to find a good balance, because without some sleep the child may become unhealthy and may not be able to comprehend his schoolwork.
  Posted on: October 11, 2018 12:00 am

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Solution 6
Posted February 26, 2018 3:08 am

ydeZuj
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I would talk to the student and tell him about some sleep aids and also give him some things to watch to maybe motivate him for school a little more. I would always carry a power bar or something to give the student some nutrition while in the classroom.
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Solution 7
Posted February 26, 2018 4:26 am

qyGaQa
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I would say just make sure that the student knows that you care about him. Find things that he is interested in and passionate about, that way you can use that as motivation for him to stay awake during class time to participate.
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Solution 8
Posted October 7, 2018 8:48 pm

uvyzud
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I would spend some time working with him one on one so he becomes motivated to work along with the class.
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Solution 9
Posted October 12, 2018 11:34 pm

baGyvy
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I would do anything in your power to try and help him. I would try and make sure that he is eating when he gets in the classroom or even just taking small breaks or walks in between to help keep him awake.
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Solution 10
Posted February 26, 2018 12:26 am

zeveLu
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Clearly this student does not have a positive adult relationship in his life. He really needs someone who cares for him and will take the time to invest in him. Letting him sleep is like giving up on him. He already has had his parents give up on him so he needs an adult to prove that they care. This is definitely challenging because it takes time to build trust, but letting the student know that you care, that he is capable, and you will do whatever it takes to help is what he needs.
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sadaze
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I agree that you need to be the adult in his life that cares for him.
  Posted on: October 10, 2018 11:59 pm

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