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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

ePuzej
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This is the best solution. Collaborating with the guidance counselor is an excellent idea and you could implement an IEP for the student.
  Posted on: February 18, 2019 7:21 pm

Ryduga
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If I were in this situation, I would do this.
  Posted on: February 24, 2019 11:30 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 5, 2018 1:06 am

gypyWe
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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 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 4
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

ePuzej
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I do not think giving her a space to go when she cries is a good idea. This takes away from her learning. It is best to try to address the root of the problem by collaborating with the school counselor.
  Posted on: February 18, 2019 7:22 pm

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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 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 7
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 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 February 20, 2019 12:34 am

Simone Haddad
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Work with a behavior specialist or guidance counselor to create a plan, where the student can leave for a designated safe place to deal with their emotions. At this point it is understandable that the student is feeling the way they are, and as caring educators, I think everyone needs to still respect that the student is hurting right now. However, I also understand that the behavior is distracting for others in class, so creating a safe place that the student can go either in the class, or somewhere like the guidance counselor's office, will show that you still care about what they are going through but also you are able to continue to teach the lessons.
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Solution 10
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 11
Posted February 19, 2019 3:19 pm

rySuRy
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I would discuss getting her on temporary 504 plan that allows her to get extended time or a break when she is having difficulty. I would also speak with the guidance counselors again to see about getting her therapy sessions and able to speak to a psychologist during the week.
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Solution 12
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

zuMuGe
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I am so sorry but this is a terrible solution. It is not your responsibility to discuss this students personal life with other students; this is wrong.
  Posted on: February 23, 2019 12:28 am

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Solution 13
Posted February 20, 2019 5:35 pm

pyMuba
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First off, I feel for this student because I can't imagine how hard it is for them to come to school with those circumstances happening at home. My solution would be to have a check in system with that student briefly before class. It could be as simple as a little check mark box that describes their emotional state that day (ex: happy. rough day, sad, mad) and then that way the teacher can differentiate his or her instruction to make sure they are meeting the emotional needs of that student.
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Solution 14
Posted February 23, 2019 12:27 am

zuMuGe
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If I were Mr. Askew, I might speak with the student privately and let her know that I was there for her. I might also try some kind of collaboration with administration/guidance and see if something could be worked out when she gets upset. Mr. Askew might be able to give the girl classroom jobs when she is done with her class work or some type of point system for when she is on task and focused.
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Solution 15
Posted February 24, 2019 11:34 pm

Ryduga
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Continue to be supportive and allow student to go see the guidance counselor when needed, but also try and keep the student busy in the classroom. Provide the student will specific jobs and or tasks so that the student stays busy which will maybe keep their mind off the specific situation that is upsetting them.
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Solution 16
Posted October 15, 2018 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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Solution 17
Posted February 20, 2019 2:05 am

Faith Graham
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This student may need further counseling. She may be getting no support at home and have extra responsibilities. The important thing is to support the student as much as possible. I would try using proximity control when teaching lessons.
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Solution 18
Posted February 21, 2019 5:59 pm

Desiree Boyd
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Have the school social worker get involved. You and the social worker can visit the young lady's house to get a better understanding on her living situation. Talk to the mom, and inform her on the effects of her being sick has on her child in school. Since the mom will know her child better, she can give advice on handling this situation.
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