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Posted on November 9, 2018 8:32 pm
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aBezuz
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Inappropriate Rapping
In my internship class, there is a high school ESE student that is constantly rapping loudly. They are rapping songs that are incredibly inappropriate. The teacher of the class just ignores them or tells them to stop but then doesn't do anything if the student continues. I feel like I should do something but I'm just not sure what.
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 19, 2019 2:45 am

Cali Pohlman
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I agree, giving the student some form of creative outlet may keep them preoccupied when they have “free time.” If the student is exhibiting this behavior during instructional time or during guided/independent practice activities I would separate the student so they do not distract the rest of the class. Perhaps consulting with the guidance counselor or admin to see what solutions they have.
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Solution 2
Posted February 18, 2019 3:43 pm

yGedeb
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What are you studying currently? Give the student an "extra credit" assignment to create a rap based on something you are learning. It could help keep him/her focused and channel the rapping spirit into something positive.
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Solution 3
Posted February 20, 2019 12:47 am

Faith Graham
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I would talk with your CT first to figure out why she's allowing this behavior to persist and ensure that she will back you up if you are going to reprimand the student. I would ask the student to please stay on task if he is rapping during the lesson. Once he is finished with the lesson, you could ask him to write down his raps or type them on a computer if they are doing it aloud. You could also offer them the opportunity to listen to music with headphones after completing the lesson if they listen quietly.
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Solution 4
Posted February 20, 2019 8:47 pm

Lavede
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What if you asked the student to rap about the certain topic you are learning? Instead of having them submit a worksheet or take a test, have them write a rap about the topic. Then they can perform it. This allows them to use this outlet for learning. Do you have a reward or behavior chart in the class? Maybe if they continue to rap inappropriately, you can move their name down or a certain privledge can be revoked. Or, if you use my former suggestion, if they continue to rap loudly and inappropriately, they won't get the privilege of rapping in front of the class. Just a thought!
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Solution 5
Posted February 19, 2019 3:15 pm

rySuRy
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I agree that giving them a way to release their creativity by creating raps based on the instruction. I would also give more of a consequence if the problem continues
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Solution 6
Posted February 23, 2019 5:54 pm

XuNaWa
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Instead of telling them to stop, create an assignment for them that involves rapping! This will allow them to access that outlet of creativity and encourage them to learn.
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Solution 7
Posted February 28, 2019 1:02 pm

LuSaNa
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I would let them know that they are having some free time to listen to music but it still needs to be school appropriate or the music provide out be taken away.
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Solution 8
Posted February 18, 2019 6:04 pm

aduNaQ
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I would give the student 2 choices, stop rapping or some form of consequence that you know they won't like. Telling them to "stop" doesn't give them and incentive to do so. There needs to be some form of plan in place, otherwise the student won't care.
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