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Posted on October 10, 2020 12:15 am
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aParyR
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The parents come to me and tell me that they have no control over their student. They tell me they cannot force him to do work or to even be respectful in class. The whole conversation the student is playing on his phone laughing at his parents.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 13, 2020 8:41 pm

Keri C
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I would explain to the student and the parents that while there may not be any rules at home, there are rules and expectations in class and consequences for not complying. You must be prepared to enforce the consequences, so make sure they're reasonable and appropriate. I would ask the student to opine on why he/she isn't doing the work or being respectful in class. Attempt to get to the root of the problem and that may help with the solution.
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Solution 2
Posted October 15, 2020 4:59 pm

NuMyDe
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There are rules expected to be followed in the classroom and when those expectations are not met, consequences follow. I would explain that this students grade will suffer if the work is not completed. It sounds harsh but the same expectations must be kept for all students. Teachers should be understanding and there can be exceptions for example if an email is sent about a death in the family, a divorce, an emergency, etc. Deadlines may be extended and extra credit opportunities may be given but if this behavior is bad enough to warrant a meeting, these parents may need to seek professional counsel.
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