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Posted on October 8, 2018 8:45 pm
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uryden
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Student teacher lunch
I have a student who comes to my classroom and wants to eat lunch with me every day. She comes in and asks to have a "bite" of my sandwich, or for me to split my food with her. I started locking the door but she knows I am in there and will continue to knock will I open the door. She has friends to eat with, but I think she just does not like the cafeteria food and wants my lunch instead. She does not come in and talk to me either, she just sits on her phone and asks me to walk with her to a restaurant close to the school and buy her food. What do I do with this student? Do I continue to give her my food, or do I put my foot down?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 11, 2018 9:11 pm

uTaGuv
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While it may seem to be mean, I would put my foot down. Before doing so, I would look into why the student is scrounging for food and asking you to buy her food close by. It may be that the student is not provided a lunch or money to buy it with and does not wish to ask her friends for either. She may see you as a parental figure. Whatever the reason, I would attempt to remedy it and insist on her going with her peers for lunches now on. Perhaps sitting in another classroom for lunch for the first few days of transition to dissuade her from knocking on your door.
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ePuzej
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I think this is the best solution and that you should have a talk with the student to let them know that this cannot continue. I would do exactly this if i were in this situation
  Posted on: February 18, 2019 10:12 pm

buQyme
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I believe that this could be the only way to solve the issue. Sure you will sympathize with them and feel bad, but you have to eat too!
  Posted on: February 20, 2019 7:23 pm

Cali Pohlman
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In addition, I would consult with the guidance counselor at your school to see what suggestions they have. They may want to reach out to the student or the family to see where the issue is stemming from. The guidance counselor can provide resources to both the teacher and the family to remedy this situation.

Keep in mind, this student may not have the best family/home support. They may miss meals, lack emotional support, or experience abusive actions at home. Tread carefully with this situation, as the student may be extremely fragile.
  Posted on: February 22, 2019 6:51 pm

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Posted February 23, 2019 8:40 pm

HaJeRe
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You definitely need to put your foot down and talk with her about the situation. Maybe she is bullied in the cafeteria and does not wish to be around her peers. Also, it is strange that she does not sit and talk with you or confide in you about anything she is going through. Maybe she has troubles at home and I think it is necessary that you discuss with her that this behavior is not okay.
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Posted March 19, 2019 10:14 pm

ybabaJ
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While it may be harsh, you need to put your foot down and end this immediately. This behavior is completely inappropriate and can cause serious implications if not addressed.
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Posted November 28, 2018 4:36 am

udaXuh
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I feel like this is fairly black and white and, while slightly harsh, you need to just put your foot down and end this. It is inappropriate that she in engaging in this behavior.
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