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Posted on October 8, 2018 3:37 am
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uryden
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Skipping
I have students that will skip class every day. I have build rapport with my students so they stopped skipping my class, but they keep skipping other core classes. I do not know how to get my students to care about school or their future. I tell them I will write them up, or call their parents, but it does not seem to upset them. How do I get my students to care about school and about their futures?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 11, 2018 1:49 am

uTaGuv
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If the students are still skipping, perhaps (one-on-one allow them to come into your class during lunch to talk. Try to discuss what they want out of life, where they see themselves in x-number of years. If they don't have much self-esteem/respect, encourage them that you see the potential in them and then explain how difficult it is to see them throwing it away by skipping class. Make sure to emphasize that you care about their future because they are your student. Offer the student a re-group time either the next week or in the next two weeks to just talk about things if they are willing.
Hopefully, this meaningful conversation should help a little along with the promise to be available in the future.
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Haley Kennedy
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I like how the solution is to personalize with the student. This is important because sometimes students cry out in ways we might think is wrong. They may need to hear encouraging words. 10/10
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Solution 2
Posted October 9, 2018 5:41 am

RamaJe
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I think that it is extremely hard to get students to care about school and their future. One thing that comes to mind that may be able to help is to find something the students are passionate about and try and take that away from them. If their is a student who is on one of the schools sports teams, talk to the coach and threaten suspension from games if they do not start coming to class.
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Solution 3
Posted October 12, 2018 10:58 pm

baGyvy
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In my opinion the best thing to do would be to sit down and have a talk with them. I would try and see what type of future they want to have for themselves and see if maybe something is going on at home that may be causing them to not care about school or wanting to do anything. Another thing would be maybe try and help them find something that they love and if they know that they have to go to school to do it they may actually want to do well in classes.
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Solution 4
Posted October 15, 2018 3:32 am

yHuDeV
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Trying to discipline them is not always the answer. Talking to them on a personal level might help change their attitude. More than likely they do not have a good home life and parents that care for them.
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Solution 5
Posted February 18, 2019 5:18 pm

Hyhame
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For the students that play sports. Maybe you could contact their coaches and work together to get the skipping to stop.
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Solution 6
Posted February 20, 2019 12:32 am

Simone Haddad
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All you can do is continue to forge that bond with them, and hope that eventually they will understand the importance of not skipping classes. It is great that you have been able to get them to start coming to your class, so maybe talk to the other teachers, and get them to try to forge that same bond with them, so they start to attend those classes as well. Part of them skipping may be because of issues that they have with those teachers, so getting those teachers to create a connection with the student would probably help the student come to those classes, like they have started to for yours.
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Solution 7
Posted February 18, 2019 5:57 pm

aduNaQ
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You have to follow through with the threats, you can't just make them and not do them. I think if you called the parents or wrote enough referrals, the students would eventually care. Get administration involved as skipping is a very serious problem.
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Solution 8
Posted October 13, 2018 3:26 am

Xezuda
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If I were in this situation, I would send them to the principles office and see if you can get them suspended and sent home. I know from experience it is hard to get students to care about futures because they think they will not get very far. I believe that sometimes you have to show them what they are missing out on.
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Solution 9
Posted February 19, 2019 3:31 pm

rySuRy
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I would try talking to them on a personal level and get them to understand the importance. I would also begin taking things that is important to them away.
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Solution 10
Posted February 19, 2019 11:47 pm

Kathy Allen
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If you have rapport with the students, you should take the time to talk to them about why they are skipping class and ask them what they want to do in the future. Also, my CT has progress reports with some students who had attendance problems and they get it signed from their teacher every class period and their teachers put comments about how they were in class. It seems to be really effective. Of course, there is an incentive offered to the students if they get it filled out and all of the information is positive.
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Solution 11
Posted February 20, 2019 12:06 am

pyMuba
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Some of the ways that I would try to help my students understand to care about school and their futures would be to explain to them how important school is and that it is something that will follow them forever through their careers and the rest of their school career. I feel that by helping the students understand how they are affected later on in life is a great way to help them stop skipping!
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Solution 12
Posted February 21, 2019 5:57 pm

Desiree Boyd
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You need to build a relationship with the students. On the first day of class this is where if the students can take you seriously or not. If you seem the type of teacher that is lecturing all class period or handing out piles of homework/ assignments, they will not want to attend class and have the feelings of not wanting to finish school. Include parents, warning the students that you will call their parents will not fix the situation. Family Involvements are key to a successful student's schooling career.
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Solution 13
Posted February 23, 2019 5:35 pm

XuNaWa
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If you have established a solid rapport with your students then utilize it. You can briefly discuss with them the consequences that are produced from skipping class. Personally, I skipped school all the time in my freshmen year of high school. Although I had all A's, the administration threatened to fail me in all of my classes because I missed over 20 days in a semester. I was not being challenged in school, so I just did not bother to go. This could be the same situation for some of your students. Ask them and have a serious discussion.
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Solution 14
Posted February 23, 2019 4:37 pm

dymaDa
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If the students are showing up to your class, then technically this does not fall under being your problem. You cannot control the interest levels or the rapport between the teachers and the students in their other classes. If you really feel a need to take action, then I recommend having a talking with them about your feelings regarding them skipping their other classes. Obviously the students care about your feelings, so you may be able to "guilt" them into showing up to their other classes.
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Solution 15
Posted February 25, 2019 12:48 am

tuSuXy
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Try relating to them on a personal level. Set aside some time to get to know your students so you can plan activities on things they like.
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Solution 16
Posted February 25, 2019 3:25 am

eHuPas
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I would suggest keeping the students after school and finding out what they are doing instead of coming to school. First, remind them about why school is important and then work with them in bringing something of interest into the school day. Allowing them time to work in the library instead of sitting in the classroom.
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