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Posted on October 3, 2018 4:38 pm
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Mr. Know it All
Chase is a student placed in Mr. Smith's advanced math course. He pretends to know it all and interrupts the teacher with answers and "smart" comments all the time. Mr. Smith has talked to Chase about his behavior, which calms him down for a while. Despite his "Mr. Know it all" attitude Chase doesn't well on his evaluations which makes him be upset at Mr. Smith and blame him for his grades.
What actions should Mr. Smith take in this case?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 6, 2018 2:09 am

qedeDe
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Definitely, use positive reinforcement and continue speaking with him after class. That being said, I might warn him privately if he continues to be disrespectful and speak with his parents. Say things, like "I appreciate your engagement but I want you to listen because..." or "let's have some other students answer..." I might try implementing a class culture to not interrupt the speaker. I also might try activities that require less discussion; it might be a good transition between and help him learn the material in a different medium.
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Solution 2
Posted October 4, 2018 7:28 pm

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First and foremost, I would offer ELP in the mornings before school and send a request home to Chase's parents asking if they could please have him attend to help him with his struggles in his advanced math course. More than likely, Chase would not be the only one needing additional help.

For the continual smart comments during my lecture, I would tell Chase, "This is not the time for comments, but if you would like to continue interrupting you can come see me after school and we can talk math for an additional hour". If it still continued, I would be very specific and tell Chase that the next time he interrupts, he will be getting a detention.

Of course, I would reward Chase for not interrupting with positive comments at the end of the class period as he improves so he realizes I recognize his effort.
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Solution 3
Posted October 7, 2018 4:49 pm

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I think positive reinforcement is the best way to handle this situation, and to ignore any smart remarks Chase makes. Since he isn't doing well on his evaluations, Mr. Smith should definitely keep having talks with this student in private, to address the issues. A parent-teacher conference may be in order as well.
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Solution 4
Posted October 7, 2018 9:18 pm

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I would arrange a conference with the parents in hopes of figuring out what the parents are doing and to see if we could come up with solutions together to implement at both school and home.
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Solution 5
Posted October 7, 2018 1:27 pm

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I think that having a reward system set in place for when he is behaving and has no disruptions could be helpful
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Solution 6
Posted October 6, 2018 3:43 pm

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I would ignore the smart comments and when his grades are not good, work through the assessment with him to gauge how much he knows and make point that it is his responsibility to learn the material and study, ask for help when stuck.
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emaHeR
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I really like this idea!
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 1:26 pm

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Solution 7
Posted October 7, 2018 11:12 pm

eVeQat
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I would ignore the smart comments and when his grades not being good, I would remind him that he does a really good job in participating in class by answering the questions, but come test time he needs to put more effort in to studying.
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Solution 8
Posted October 8, 2018 12:10 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 9
Posted Today 3:42 am

yHuDeV
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I would try to ignore the behavior and call on other students.
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Solution 10
Posted October 7, 2018 11:44 pm

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Grin and bear it. He will figure it out sooner or later that he doesn't know everything.
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