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Posted on October 3, 2018 5:09 pm
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reLuWe
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Crying Teenager
Mr. Askew has a new student who was degraded to his class because her performance wasn't good in the class she was taking. Her mom has been very sick, which causes her to cry in the middle of the class or loose focus. Mr. Askew has talked to the school counselor and the department has talked to her, but the behavior seems to persist. He tries to be supportive but his options are running low.
What should Mr. Askew do in this situation?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 7, 2018 2:25 pm

RaZyma
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I would collaborate with the guidance counselor or social worker regarding the matter. I would discuss the matter privately with the student and let her know that she has my support. I would also possibly provide her with a classroom job to give her purpose and provide incentive. I would even possibly put her on a realistic reward program and set realistic goals and expectations.
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yJuhuv
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If I were in this situation, I would do this.
  Posted on: October 14, 2018 10:16 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 5, 2018 1:06 am

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The girl should be provided with instruction on different ways to express her feelings, rather than just crying in class. She should also be offered counseling through the school. This would provide her with an outlet to vent to and will allow her to focus on her school work while she is in class.
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Solution 3
Posted October 4, 2018 7:16 pm

ypaseR
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I do feel that if a student is constantly crying in class and it is a daily thing, that the action should mostly be ignored while teaching or demonstrating a lesson. She does not want to cry, but her mind is elsewhere because her mother is sick. However, if it is distracting to the class, giving use of a space that she can go until she gets her head back together I think would be a good idea. She can't cry forever and it is important that we focused on learning and educating as well as being supportive of our student's feelings.
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ZuLeVe
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Giving her a space to go when she needs to cry is a great idea!
  Posted on: October 5, 2018 3:11 pm

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Solution 4
Posted October 5, 2018 2:35 am

Arielb
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I would offer the student another way to express herself during the school day. Maybe get her one of those adult coloring books for her to work on when she needs a moment. Or offer her to when she does get lost in her thought to write it down in a journal and then get back on task with the lesson.
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Solution 5
Posted October 6, 2018 4:23 pm

Elizabeth Allen
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He should continue to offer support and see that she is able to see the guidence counselor as needed. Maybe contacting the paretns to gain a better beter understanding will help too.
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eVeQat
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Great Idea!, Maybe talk to students and let them know the their fellow classmate is going through a family situation when she is not their.
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 10:58 pm

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Solution 6
Posted October 7, 2018 1:31 pm

emaHeR
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I think that Mr. Andrew should continue to build a relationship with a child and maybe see if she can get some tutoring so she does not get far behind.
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Solution 7
Posted October 6, 2018 10:28 pm

Lawrence Poluchowicz
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Mr. Askew should probably consult guidance for a temporary 504 plan that allows frequent breaks and extended time. The situation at home is overwhelming for any student and if guidance will not help her, Mr. Askew should call the parent and help advocate for her.
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emaHeR
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Good idea. Very helpful.
  Posted on: October 7, 2018 1:31 pm

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Solution 8
Posted October 7, 2018 9:00 pm

SeTaBu
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I would see if a 504 plan would fit her needs, and allow her to leave to go see the consular as needed. I would be cautious to allow her freely all day. She still needs to be held responsible for something in the classroom even if her normal responsibilities are eased up on.
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Solution 9
Posted October 13, 2018 3:53 am

Xezuda
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She should be showed how to express her feelings, rather than just crying in class. She should also be offered counseling through the school. This would provide her with an outlet to vent
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Solution 10
Posted October 7, 2018 10:59 pm

eVeQat
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Teacher should talk to other students and let them know the their fellow classmate is going through a family situation when she is not their.
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yJuhuv
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I would never do this. This is wrong.
  Posted on: October 14, 2018 10:14 pm

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Solution 11
Posted Yesterday 3:40 am

yHuDeV
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I would try to be supportive but at some point she has to gain control of her emotions. I would try to talk to her one on one.
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