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Posted on February 26, 2018 12:14 am
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duNuJy
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Sleeping students
During my internship class my cooperating teacher lets students sleep during class. The students walk into class and put their heads down and sleep the whole time. She dosent try to wake them up. What can you do as an intern to make the students stay awake during class?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 26, 2018 1:56 am

LuSaNa
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I'm not sure why the teacher allows it. Maybe try talking to the teacher and explain that you are looking out for his best interest and that he is missing instructional time by sleeping.
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Solution 2
Posted February 26, 2018 2:33 am

Kelsey Lutzi
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There might be specific reasons these students are allowed to sleep. It might also be dependent on the time of day or lesson. I would have a conversation with your cooperating teacher.
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Solution 3
Posted February 26, 2018 2:46 am

ydeZuj
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I would talk to the teacher and see if there was a reason that she let the students sleep. If it was for a negative reason I would try to alert someone to the situation and also try to get the children more engaged in the lesson
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Solution 4
Posted March 3, 2018 3:15 pm

Chelsea Navarro
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I would maybe start by having a conversation with your CT about why these students are sleeping in her class. Sometimes the battle is too much to deal with (that sounds horrible), and the teacher has already fought the battle too many times. There may have been an array of conversations had with the student, parents, and administration in the past prior to your arrival in her classroom. I think finding the root and reason for her ignorance toward the behavior would be a first step.
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Solution 5
Posted February 26, 2018 12:22 am

zeveLu
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If the teacher allows this, I'm not sure there is much you can do. You can ask her why she allows them to sleep or you can take charge and tap each student and remind them to stay awake during class.
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Solution 6
Posted February 26, 2018 3:21 am

TaTaBy
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I think you should talk to your CT about why she allows them to sleep. After that, I would try to work with her to create more entertaining lesson plans. Your CT might not be able to keep her students attention for long periods of time. Giving her suggestions on how to spice up the lesson might help her keep these students awake.
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Solution 7
Posted February 26, 2018 4:14 am

qyGaQa
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As an intern, I would ask if the teacher is there another assignment or activity you could do instead of having the students sleep. That way, when the students walk in, they have an alternative to just sleeping effective class time away when they could be learning.
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Solution 8
Posted February 26, 2018 4:49 am

veXyge
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I have this issue as well with my students. So when I notice my students all fading I make them stand up and we get active.
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