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Posted on February 23, 2020 5:50 pm
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aParyR
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Staring
You have a new student. This student walks up to you and bumps into you. The student says sorry but the frequency makes you think student is doing it on purpose. It makes you wonder if the student has an ear infection. However the student stares at you while you are teaching making you question more about the student. What should be done?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 23, 2020 8:28 pm

Alyssa Moore
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This would be a great opportunity to communicate with the student's parents/family and discuss your observations. This could be a health issue or simply a cultural difference.
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Samantha Mayhew
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I agree that it is best to get with the student or parents to see if this is something due to a cultural difference or health issue.
  Posted on: February 23, 2020 11:30 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 23, 2020 6:38 pm

ePegej
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Try getting to know the student better. They may be from a different culture where staring can be a sign of respect.
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yJyLep
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I would talk to them privately to make sure they are ok. They might be too shy to talk to you.
  Posted on: February 23, 2020 6:59 pm

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Solution 3
Posted February 24, 2020 3:48 am

agejeM
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I would have a conversation with the student about their behavior, and see if there might be a reason behind it. I would also make sure that you have set clear boundaries and classroom expectations, and explain this to the student, and if need be the parents.
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Solution 4
Posted February 24, 2020 3:49 am

tabape
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especially for young students, sometimes they are not conscious enough of everyone's personal space. Is this an ELL student? maybe the student is trying hard to concentrate in what you are saying.
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Solution 5
Posted February 24, 2020 9:57 pm

XuBety
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definitely communicate with the family is this continues.
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