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Posted on October 8, 2018 2:03 am
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daneRy
daneRy
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Student being inappropriate to teacher
I have a boy, around 18 years old, in my class that I am interning at that loves to make sexual comments at me and talk about me in a sexual way to his friends for amusement. I have tried everything I can to stop this student from doing this, including going to administration. Nothing has changed! My CT tells me to ignore him and he will stop. I am not comfortable with this and I do not want it to escalate to other students. What should I do?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 8, 2018 2:55 am

Arielb
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I understand your frustration and would be uncomfortable too, however, he may be doing it to get a reaction from you. I would try to ignore it as best as possible. Then he may realize it isn't working being inappropriate and will stop.
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uryden
uryden
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I honestly have the same problem as an intern, with my CT's permission I was allowed to make comments back at the students. They like to interrupt me while I am teaching and make comments in front of the class. I separated my students and this helped a little but addressing the behavior instead of ignoring it has allowed me to gain respect from my students and made them feel indifferent about sexualizing me.
  Posted on: October 8, 2018 3:19 am

yGedeb
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Make comments back? Do you mean redirect. I hope so.
  Posted on: Yesterday 4:08 pm

ePuzej
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I do not think to ignore it is a good solution at all. This will make the student think that there is nothing wrong with what they are doing.
  Posted on: Yesterday 7:28 pm

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Solution 2
Posted Yesterday 5:06 pm

Cali Pohlman
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There should be school or district policies in place for how to handle this sort of behavior. I would ask your CT or administration what those policies are because you’ll want to follow them.
I would reassert yourself as the teacher, and let students know what appropriate communication looks like in the classroom.
Model to students how mature and appropriate students behave and set high expectations for them.
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ePuzej
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I think this is the best solution and would do exactly this if this ever happenend to me.
  Posted on: Yesterday 7:28 pm

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Solution 3
Posted Yesterday 4:08 pm

yGedeb
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Ask your CT to make a phone call home, or schedule a conference with you, the CT and a parent. The behavior should be ignored from you, but it cannot continue.
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Solution 4
Posted Yesterday 5:22 pm

Hyhame
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I would talk to your supervisor and see if they have any solutions for this. I had the same thing happen to me during my internship but my CT shut it down very quickly.
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