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Posted on February 23, 2021 11:09 pm
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maVeqy
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Working with ESE student that is uncooperative
An ESE student that has already gone into course recovery in the new semester does not have the best track record of completing work. This student is aware they need to be working on class work and other class related homework and projects. They will spend some class periods procrastinating on beginning work. When they do receive one-on-one assistance they try to divert their focus to looking in their book bag for a paper or they will fiddle with their iPad. If they need the use of the iPad they will stretch time by saying the link doesn't work, or they can't find the location of something. Instruction are given clearly and on multi occasions. How can this this student be helped to stay on task and work productively.
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 24, 2021 1:07 am

yMaQuD
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When I have worked with students like this, creating a reward system that they see as valuable has helped me work with them. For instance, I have students in ESE who also use iPads and will refuse to do their work during class time. When this occurs, the main teacher of the classroom as well as the aids have told the student, "okay, no more iPad". Creating this system took time for the student to understand because at first the results on the student's end was that they would finish the work, not put any effort into it then expect the iPad back. Eventually, it developed into them actually putting in the work because they knew that was the only way of getting the iPad back. In regards to them fiddling or looking for paper in their bag, I have found that working beside them has helped my students. I have had students take out each item in their bag, sort what they have and start to work. This way it gets to the point, all of the items in their bag go onto their desk and go back into their bag when not needed and usually they will find the correct item they are looking for in a quicker amount of time than if you left them to do it on their own.
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Solution 2
Posted February 24, 2021 2:28 am

uqebed
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A set schedule is something that could that could help ESE students that struggle with staying on task while completing work. A set schedule will help students in knowing what they should be working on and when they should be working on the specific assignment. With this set schedule consistent verbal encouragement can be provided to the student while completing the assignment. This verbal encouragement can be combined with some sort of reward for when students complete the assignment.
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Xetuzu
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I could see myself using this combination of a schedule and positive reinforcement if I’m in this situation.
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Solution 3
Posted February 25, 2021 8:26 pm

RyWaPy
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I find that students that procrastinate and find every possible excuse not to do their work usually feel like they cannot do it for some reason or feel discouraged. I think before doing anything else, I would speak with the student and assure them that they are capable of doing their work well. Sometimes some extra support and encouragement is most of what they need to motivate them to do their work.
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I really like this solution!
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Solution 4
Posted February 24, 2021 5:53 pm

SeGyHu
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I have found schedules work very well with the ESE population. A lot of the procrastination the students do comes from the feeling of being out of control. When ESE students are on a schedule they feel less anxiety because they know what to expect. For example, on the schedule, it could have what work they are going to complete and "reward time" with the iPad. As far as the directions go, maybe instead of just telling the students what to do try printing them out and have the students follow along to create more paths the information can take from short term memory to long term.
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Solution 5
Posted February 28, 2021 6:11 pm

eMaTaj
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I would create a system with the student. At the beginning of the week give them a list of all the assignments that will be given and maybe a short description of each. This allows the student to know about all of the work ahead of time. If the student still does not start the work when time, offer them a 5 minute stretch break before starting or a small consequence for not starting (5-10 minutes sat out a recess, etc.). Also, try building up the students motivation by pointing out skills they are good at, the student may have motivation issues.
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Solution 6
Posted February 28, 2021 3:35 pm

Lauren Toner
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We as teachers need to remember that kids sometimes won't do as they are told even when repeated 100 times. I also know that kids love technology and sometimes it can be a crutch, in this instance. The iPad is a crutch. You must create a reward system to ensure your student understands that it takes time and hard work to complete their assignments. They have to understand themselves, that they are the ones who must put in the work. So you must have destination points along the way for the student to understand what is going to happen in certain steps. When the student is fidgeting around, perhaps a fidget tool could be provided to help aid the tactile fixation. I know ESE students love fidget tools, perhaps even have a fidget center where that student could go to and release some extra energy before a lesson, so that way they can focus better.
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Solution 7
Posted March 3, 2021 8:02 pm

VePyHy
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Sometimes the student may need an aid to sit next to them to keep them accountable during the lesson. There could be a reward system that also helps the student want to complete their work. The student might also do better without the iPad. Also, implementing a set schedule and maybe a point sheet to help the student. They may need stronger reinforcements other than just verbal reprimands.
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Solution 8
Posted March 2, 2021 4:57 pm

ePaXej
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Scheduling a parent meeting would be my start, then try to get the student an assigned ESE aid that will remain with the student during the school day. When this student has a teacher sitting in front of them for every class it tends to eliminate excuses and poor work performance.
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