TeacherServer.com
Home | How It Works | Stats
Login | Register
     
 
Topic Go Back
 
     
     
 
Case
Posted on October 10, 2020 1:27 am
Add to Favorites Add to Favorites

aParyR
aParyR
Reps: 204
Fighting ESOL students
Two of my ESOL student from different countries start arguing about the civil unrest between their countries. They begin to push each other, just when principal walks in for observation. The principal breaks apart the students. What should I do at this point with my students?
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.
 
     
     
 
Solution 1
Posted October 12, 2020 12:10 am

aZySud
aZySud
Reps: 103
You could talk to each student individually to discuss their concerns. Then have them together to conduct a mediation between the two.
Votes: +8 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 2
Posted December 3, 2020 8:40 pm

JeDuva
JeDuva
Reps: 53
As unfortunate as this is, it's understandable that this occurs between students because they can't separate themselves from their culture, their history, and their experiences. However, it's possible to be culturally responsive and seek to build community within your classroom walls. You can research the conflict between their countries to gain a better understanding of the situation, and learn about the cultures and find ways to make meaningful experiences that resonate with them. It's important that your classroom is a safe environment; they need to know that you understand where they're coming from, but also that your classroom is a community where everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and grow. Try to incorporate trauma-informed practices, work with them on emotional regulation, let their perspectives be heard, and provide opportunities to build relationships.
Votes: +5 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 3
Posted February 24, 2021 1:15 am

yMaQuD
yMaQuD
Reps: 101
First, I agreed with the other people saying to separate the students. Working with them one on one to explain that how they feel is valid is a good step in easing their frustration. You want them to understand that both cultures matter in the classroom and discussion is to be encouraged but when feelings become a little too strong, just to take a break. Cultures should be accepted and listened to, but in a community of students in the classroom that understand the level of respect it takes to listen to someones views who are different than your own. You can show them literature, videos or even demonstrate yourself on the proper way to communicate with one another in the classroom about cultures that are not alike and creating a level of respect between all students and their communication.
Votes: +1 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 4
Posted October 17, 2020 12:27 pm

Elizabeth K
Elizabeth K
Reps: 53
First, I am so sorry you are having to go through this in your classroom.
I would try having conversations with each of your students and expressing to them that they can feel the way they do, because we all have that right, but we have to also remember someone else might feel differently and that's okay.
Votes: +1 / -2 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 5
Posted October 19, 2020 2:33 am

aQyXyJ
aQyXyJ
Reps: 105
Talk to the students together either before or after class. Also, make diversity more talked about. Maybe show some videos or read something about respecting different culture. Teaching inclusion will be a lifelong skill.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 6
Posted December 4, 2020 6:02 pm

Kristen Duffy
Kristen Duffy
Reps: 59
Culture is something deeply personal to each student, but it is also important that we teach students to see each other beyond their country of origin. I would have a conference with the students to help them try to find something that they have in common to try to build a bridge between them. Also, I would encourage the teacher to look into the particular cultural conflict and see if there would be a way to incorporate a respectful discussion of the different perspectives on the conflict in a way that would help these students develop empathy and respect for each other's differing opinions.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 7
Posted December 9, 2020 12:47 am

MaRypy
MaRypy
Reps: 50
I would suggest talking to the students privately to understand each of their perspectives and later on bring them together to discuss how the interaction made each of them feel.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 8
Posted February 24, 2021 2:39 am

uqebed
uqebed
Reps: 100
I would ensure to set a time apart to speak to both students first individually and then a time to have them share their perspectives together in a calm and more collected manner. This would allow students to express their views in a more controlled environment.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 9
Posted February 26, 2021 6:05 pm

RyWaPy
RyWaPy
Reps: 200
I would try to research the specific conflict between the countries that caused the fight and then, if appropriate, have a culture day in the classroom that incorporates those countries as well as others from students in the classroom. I would not single any student out ofcourse, but it would be a lesson on accepting all cultures and finding interesting things within each culture that we can learn. I think this might cause more peace and inclusion within the class.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 10
Posted February 28, 2021 4:23 pm

Lauren Toner
Lauren Toner
Reps: 115
Creating a safe and positive classroom culture should have been addressed before this fight started happening. Thank gosh the principal came in and broke up the fight. I have never experienced this inside a classroom before, however, I imagine that this is a big deal and may need to result in the students being split up into different classes since there is a lot of political ties and affiliations. I think you could take your students out of class and talk to them and everyone could have a meeting and discuss ways to help solve their issues.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 11
Posted February 28, 2021 4:44 pm

Brenda Perez Prieto
Brenda Perez Prieto
Reps: 102
It's important to speak to the whole class about the rules so they have an understanding of what it's expected for them to do. Speak to the students individually and also the parents.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 12
Posted February 24, 2021 6:20 pm

SeGyHu
SeGyHu
Reps: 201
I would talk to the students and explain the consequences of fighting. This situation is tough but you have to help them understand why they shouldn't fight.
Votes: +0 / -1 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.