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Posted on February 25, 2018 4:35 pm
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uHubaT
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Tardy to class
There is an EBD student that comes to class late every morning. Some days he walks in, and everything is just fine. Other days, he is upset and throws his backpack or slams his chair into the table. My cooperating teacher and I do what we can to prevent agitation when he comes in, but some days there's just no preventing an outburst...
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 25, 2018 6:17 pm

Wendy
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Perhaps there is another place that can be designated as his decompression zone before joining his regular class. Is there a EBD resource teacher or behavior specialist that may take five minutes each morning to help him process his morning and prepare his mind for the rest of the day? You may also want to reach out to the parent for insight on what is happening in the mornings to cause his tardiness and troubles.
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PeMuQa
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Providing a quiet place to prepare is a good idea. Allowing the student a space to get through their initial reaction would prevent disruption in the classroom on bad days, and still allow them to stick to a routine on good days. Unless you are going to speak with the student and/or parents, there is no way of knowing how the mornings go before school.
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Solution 2
Posted February 25, 2018 6:30 pm

PeWaje
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I am currently interning in a class where most of my students are EBD. You wouldn't know anyone was EBD in our class because of well the students behave. What I have observed this is in due part to a ticket based reward system in the classroom and not calling out the student for misbehavior in front of their peers and staying positive. At the beginning of the class each student gets a set of tickets for doing what they are supposed to do. At the end three students win a prize, some candy and the students are content and don't misbehave. As for as when they do she talks to them privetly and shows them support and builds trust and community with the student. My teacher was awarded teacher of the world so although this system seems simple I have observed it work perfectly.
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Solution 3
Posted February 25, 2018 8:17 pm

JytuTe
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I would make sure the student has had something to eat because a lot of times students are irritable due to hunger. I would also have a quite place in the classroom they can go to work. I would put on light meditation music for background noise and everyone could journal for the first 3-5 minutes of class before starting the days lesson. The music helps with brain stimulation and provides a calm environment. If behavior persists I would use journal time to privately speak with the student about anything they need to talk about.
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Solution 4
Posted February 26, 2018 10:32 pm

meXyHy
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Motivation is usually the most important step to stopping lateness because so many students see no reason to be on time. Convincing students that on-time behavior is an essential skill, often generates more change than any other approach.
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Solution 5
Posted March 3, 2018 3:21 pm

Chelsea Navarro
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I think this is when a conference, IEP meeting, and Behavior meeting is needed. Discussing as a whole with all of the teachers, parents (if they come), student and specialists what a good plan of action/cause effect plan would be. That is what the behavior specialists are there for. They need to be aware of what is going on behind closed doors. EBD is sensitive and needs to be approached by someone who the student has built trust with. Maybe an incentive program??
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Solution 6
Posted February 25, 2018 11:22 pm

ZeSuQy
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I would have a meeting with the student and address the reason why he is coming to class tardy every morning. I feel like his mood when he comes in stems from something that happens in his morning before he even comes to class. Addressing the issue and coming up with a method of possibly avoiding the reason he is angry each morning would be extremely helpful. Also i feel that there could be a way to have him give a signal when he comes in that is non disruptive that allows you to understand his current mood and give him time to properly adjust to the new atmosphere and decompress. I feel that talking to the student and allowing him to explain and help build strategies would help the situation and him to feel like there are people on his side that want to help him be successful!
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Solution 7
Posted February 26, 2018 2:59 am

ydeZuj
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I would tell him when he comes into my classroom that if he was feeling upset to tell the teacher immediately and then maybe have a place for him to go and do his work alone for the day to give him some time to relax and release some of that negative energy.
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Solution 8
Posted February 26, 2018 4:09 am

TaTaBy
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Every morning I would try to pull this student aside and have a talk with him and see what is going on in his life. He is obviously having some type of issue at home and might need someone to talk to about it. Mornings are hard for a lot of students because their parents or other family members can say something to them what will hinder the rest of their day. I think to have a talk with him every morning, no matter the mood will help him feel better about his school day. It will also cause less of a distraction when he comes into class.
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Solution 9
Posted February 26, 2018 4:55 am

veXyge
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Bring the issue to the administration. And really work with the school aids to stop these out burst.
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Solution 10
Posted February 25, 2018 10:44 pm

Andrea Howey
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I would talk to the parents and see if we could come to a agreement on having him come to class on time
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