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Posted on February 26, 2018 4:45 am
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Hygiene
How does one approach hygiene issues such as body oder in the classroom without making kids feel uncomfortable and embarrassed?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 26, 2018 4:57 am

Kelsey Lutzi
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I would address the student directly, if you have a relationship with them where you feel you can speak openly about those topics. I would politely mention the issue at the end of the day, when the student can go home and solve the problem. This issue shouldn't be discussed mid-day when no solutions are available. The student will just get anxious. But having a one-on-one where you're honest and kind could be helpful. I would be transparent and mention a time in my life where I had the same issues. We have all been there! If you feel uncomfortable doing that, and have a good relationship with the parents, I would give them a call and mention the situation, and give them the opportunity to solve the situation at home.
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Solution 2
Posted October 5, 2018 1:27 am

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The teacher could take the approach to have a whole group lesson, or the teacher can address the student individually. The teacher can provide the students with hygiene products if they feel that the child does not have any at home. If the teacher is uncomfortable giving this talk, the school nurse would be able to give the talk with no problem. The school nurse is a great resource for this situation.
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Solution 3
Posted July 2, 2018 11:56 am

Dawn Palaio
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If I were you I would just teach a lesson about personal hygiene. It may offend some kids, but if you a dress the whole class you aren't hurting one person.
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I like this solution because it doesn't single the student out or make them feel bad about themselves
  Posted on: July 7, 2018 2:17 pm

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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2018 3:10 pm

eqeLeQ
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This can be a touchy subject for some students. If you have a relationship with the student I would say you can address this one-on-one with the student. If not I would have a lesson on personal hygiene by making it in a way like how in human growth and development did. This way the whole class is addressed and there is not a student that is singled out.
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Solution 5
Posted October 4, 2018 7:52 pm

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I would definitely speak with the student one-on-one. I would also make sure that they are able to afford these hygiene products or if whether someone at home does not care to make them available. If that was the case, I would make sure that I was able to help.
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Solution 6
Posted October 7, 2018 4:40 pm

yGudaj
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This is a very touchy subject for some students, and you never know their situations at home. I would pull this student after class to discuss any issues, without pointing out their hygiene issues. If they trust and respect you, it can be much easier to discuss in private.
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Solution 7
Posted October 8, 2018 12:12 am

rybuZy
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Let the student know that his actions might be making uncomfortable. They may be completely unaware of what’s going on.
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Solution 8
Posted October 8, 2018 8:04 pm

uryden
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I found it honestly depends on the student and their personality. For example, no one wants to hear that their breathe stinks at any age of life. Having rapport with a student can make a big difference on how the student takes this information. Maybe contract the parent of the student to allow them to talk to their child first.
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Solution 9
Posted February 26, 2018 6:53 pm

TaTaBy
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I would talk to the student privately. I had a student who you could tell hadn't washed their hair in a long time, and my CT kept asking her if she wet her head. The girl laughed but looked super embarrassed. So I would pull them aside and ask them about their hygiene routine. You could also teach a life skills lesson about hygiene so they know how important it is.
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Solution 10
Posted October 5, 2018 1:59 am

Arielb
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You could try to reach out to the parents, maybe send a quick email. This way the parents can teach their child a little bit about personal hygiene. Depending on the age of the students, this could be new to them.
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Solution 11
Posted October 7, 2018 7:05 pm

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I would have a class discussion about personal hygiene and have the students say their favorite products.
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Solution 12
Posted July 2, 2018 11:56 am

Dawn Palaio
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If I were you I would just teach a lesson about personal hygiene. It may offend some kids, but if you a dress the whole class you aren't hurting one person.
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Yes ! This is what I would do
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 7:05 pm

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