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Posted on February 17, 2020 6:26 pm
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Desiree Boyd
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Dropout Prevention
I substitute at an alternative school for students who tend to dislike and treat school like it is the streets. I want to really be involved with the students and create a positive climate but they tend to feel as their is a threat every time something good comes their way. How can I make them feel that I am not threat while showing I care for them and their education?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 19, 2020 2:19 pm

Brittany
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I would start by trying to grow a connection with each and everyone of your students. Show them that you are there for them, show them your love and caring side. These students have a very hard time with trust issues, and that is something you have to earn with them. Don't buy their love, just show them by coming to school everyday, greeting them, try new handshakes, or get them engaged in something they all like in class. I wish you the best of luck, but I believe you can get these students to care.
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VySePu
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I think that once the children see that you are genuine and you actually care about them they will be more trusting toward you.
  Posted on: February 20, 2020 8:17 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 20, 2020 2:29 pm

Nicole Morris
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As a substitute teacher it is very difficult to function in a classroom and follow another teacher's classroom management plan, however your challenge is to gain respect and control of the class. Rather than trying to have students like you as a person, the focus should be to have them see you as a teacher. You can start by giving them your own expectations and consequences and set the tone for the time you are in the classroom. Use an authoritative voice to capture the students' attention and let them see you as a professional.
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Solution 3
Posted February 19, 2020 6:22 pm

RamaJe
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I think it is important try and ease into the relationship rather than going full into trying to get the students to understand you. If these students are from an alternative school they probably have grown up with a disliking of school which means that their opinion is not going to change over night. Start slow with those students and work with them, I'm sure that they will come around.
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yperyH
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I think this the best thing is to start slow, and maybe even try to figure out why they all feel that way. Othwise i think it is great that there are teachers out there that care this much! :)
  Posted on: July 1, 2020 9:18 pm

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Solution 4
Posted February 20, 2020 11:50 pm

yJyLep
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Try to build a relationship with each of the students.The students may not be completely accepting of you at first, but over time should warm up to you. Greeting them at the door, speaking to them with respect and listening to your students build that relationship. Try to make lessons exciting and give them assignments on things they are passionate about. For example, if some students like to sing, make an assignment where they create a song about whatever topic you are learning.
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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2020 8:46 pm

Alyssa Moore
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Developing a rapport with the students would be the best place to start. Until the students feel like they know you better, they will question your motives. Also, patience and kindness are two traits that make students feel valued.
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Solution 6
Posted February 23, 2020 2:50 am

aParyR
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I have been a substitute as well and it is very difficult to gain their trust. I know it takes time and patience. When you go to the same school consistently you can slowly gain their confidence. Working to get to know them will be to your benefit. It will take time for you to be trusted. Students that have had many issues many not trust easily.
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Solution 7
Posted February 23, 2020 7:03 am

qyryTe
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In order for the students to not see things as a threat, you have to grow a connection with them. Make them feel comfortable and cared for by being consistent with positive reinforcements and positive reassurance.
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Solution 8
Posted February 23, 2020 6:53 pm

ePegej
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Start the day by introducing yourself and trying to get to know your students. Form connections with them and let them know why you're there and that you care for them and their education and success.
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Solution 9
Posted February 24, 2020 10:01 pm

XuBety
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Instead of humiliating students who are misbehaving in front of the entire class, pull them outside the classroom and talk sternly but let them know you're here for them.
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