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Posted on October 3, 2018 3:55 pm
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reLuWe
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Insistent Parent
There is a parent whose high school kid is an ESE student integrated in a regular classroom. Despite his IEP's recommendations which are followed, the parent expects the teacher to give student more individualized attention. The teacher has made clear the IEP's recommendations are followed and trying his best to work with the kid. But the parent is being insistent. What should the teacher do?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 5, 2018 1:22 am

Brittany Doxsey
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If the parent is being that insisted maybe it is best to have a meeting with the entire IEP team so that they can go over the plan together again. They can discuss any concerns and make sure everyone is in agreement and on the same page.
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yJuhuv
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: October 14, 2018 3:43 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 6, 2018 2:20 am

qedeDe
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The teacher should try and meet with the parent face to face. It would be helpful to include everyone involved in this students education ie. IEP team. I would try and show proof of improvement or attention and discuss what strategies might be more helpful. Parental involvement should be encouraged and it might be helpful. I would also discuss strategies that they've seen success with from other teachers. Maybe there are more simple ways to keep tabs on their child without completely uprooting your schedule. Definitely, address the parents concerns but lead them to understand where you are coming from.
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emaHeR
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Great idea. Very helpful.
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 1:33 pm

uvyzud
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Yes! Having the a parent teacher conference can mabey solve the issue.
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 4:51 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 4, 2018 7:42 pm

ypaseR
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The teacher has to explain to the parent that in a mainstream classroom you can only give so much individualized attention, but that you make sure that the student is close to you so that you can keep an eye on their focus. I would have the desks clustered with the ESE child next to other children who are focused and can be a good example. Just assure the parent that there are ups and downs to mainstream education, but that you are doing your very best and that you truly do care.
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Solution 4
Posted October 7, 2018 1:32 pm

emaHeR
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The teacher should get an administrator involved and maybe even set up an IEP meeting with the teacher, parents, and other members of the team.
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uvyzud
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Yes! Having an administrator will help solve the problem.
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 4:50 pm

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Solution 5
Posted October 7, 2018 4:49 pm

uvyzud
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If the parent keeps on insisting, there should be a meeting that is about this so the parent can stop worrying and the teacher isn’t at fault.
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Solution 6
Posted October 7, 2018 10:48 pm

SeTaBu
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I would hold a family conference to get to the bottom of why the parents think the student needs more help if IEP procedures are truly being followed. I would have data to back up my position that he doesn't require more, if the data does then I would arrange and IEP meeting to address the deficiencies.
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Solution 7
Posted October 5, 2018 1:24 am

gypyWe
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The teacher should explain one more time, that there are 20 other students in the classroom that also need to have attention from the teacher. Since the child is included within a regular classroom, the rest of the population also needs to be met with. If the parent continues to be insistent, the head of the ESE department should be contacted to provide the parent with insight from a higher up representative.
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uvyzud
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I agree! The parent needs to know that her child is in an INCLUSION classroom where there are 20 other students.
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 4:51 pm

yJuhuv
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I would never do this. This is wrong.
  Posted on: October 14, 2018 3:41 am

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