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Posted on February 26, 2021 6:32 pm
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RyWaPy
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student always wanting attention
In a class i substituted for, there was this student who would always try to get my attention to show me everything they were doing or to ask for help on things she really did not need help on. This was a disruption as I had to stop talking to the students wether as a class or individually to see what the student needed. What solution do you suggest for this?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 28, 2021 4:05 pm

Lauren Toner
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I do want to state that this student seemed to want to cause a disturbance within the classroom. Keep in mind that if you stop each time she needs help, that will reinforce that behavior and she will know that you will stop whole-class instruction to take care of her. So I suggest you go over to her after whole-class instruction and talk to her privately and address any concerns. I would also remind her of what she needs to be doing instead of showing me everything at each time of the day. Remind her of rules and transitions and procedures. This student may need more time to grasp that concept but in time you must remain a strong force and remind her that it is not okay to disrupt constantly.
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Solution 2
Posted February 28, 2021 5:02 pm

eMaTaj
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I would keep track for what the student asks for help on. You may start to see a pattern and this may help you what the next step may be. I would also reach out to other teachers that this student previously had to see if they had similar issues and to see how they handled it.
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Solution 3
Posted March 1, 2021 1:05 am

maVeqy
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I also had a few student like this. What was recommended to me was to going with my classroom circulation and stress the importance of the task, directions, and expectations that the teachers set. When they want to show you something that is not on task then remind them they have a task to concentrate on. Explain that thy can reserve any questions for specific parts of a lesson, when you do a check for understanding. If they are trying to take your attention from the class or another student, explain that you will get to them but only when you are finished helping the current student/lesson. Redirection and explanations of expectations (behavior-wise and lesson-wise) will give them the reminder of what they can do or look for before asking for help and interrupting.
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Solution 4
Posted March 1, 2021 12:15 am

VySePu
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I would ask the student to asses their questions and make sure that they really need help
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Solution 5
Posted March 3, 2021 3:19 pm

VePyHy
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The student may have needed help the first few times but then she realized that you dropped everything to give her attention and her only. Her teacher may not do that often so she took advantage of it. If this happens, try and talk to the student about trying the work on her own, and at the end, if she has any questions you will all go over it together.
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Solution 6
Posted February 28, 2021 4:23 pm

Brenda Perez Prieto
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You should have a private conversation with the student to see what is going on with them and she possible ways you can help them. A lot of the times when students are acting up like this usually something is happening at home. Also have a conversation with the parents as well and go over the classroom rules to inform both parts of the management in the classroom.
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