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Posted on October 8, 2018 2:03 am
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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 February 18, 2019 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: February 18, 2019 7:28 pm

Haley Kennedy
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This a well described solution and I agree. 10/10
  Posted on: February 22, 2019 7:21 pm

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Solution 2
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
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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: February 18, 2019 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: February 18, 2019 7:28 pm

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Solution 3
Posted February 18, 2019 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 February 18, 2019 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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Solution 5
Posted February 20, 2019 12:36 am

Simone Haddad
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Talk to your supervisor or clinical instructor immediately. If you have already discussed this with the CT and the school administration, and they have not done anything about it, your school needs to be aware of the situation, for many different reasons.
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Solution 6
Posted February 20, 2019 1:56 am

Faith Graham
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I would talk to the CT and explain your concerns. I would try to see if you can leave and do other work during the block that the student is in. You should definitely not just brush off this behavior. Its sexual harassment.
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Solution 7
Posted February 20, 2019 9:07 pm

Lavede
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I would also feel very uncomfortable with this. The next time I heard something I would write the student up. If he fights this, I would explain to him that I am not a peer: I am a teacher. Additionally, the fact that I am a teacher should not alter the respect you have for women. This behavior is continuing because nothing is being done about it. If a referral/detention doesn't work, I would see if there is a male teacher in his world that he respects and talk to them. Maybe they can reason with the student.
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Solution 8
Posted February 23, 2019 4:44 pm

dymaDa
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Given the tricky nature of this situation, and that you have already made attempts to confronts this issue, I would make sure that you contact your University supervisor to inform them of the situation. The supervisor will help you to either find a way of dealing with the problem or to help you get out of the situation.
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Solution 9
Posted February 25, 2019 3:49 am

eHuPas
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Discuss with the student that there is a no tolerance policy on that kind of talk. Bring in a LEO to make sure the student understands how serious the situation is.
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