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Posted on October 18, 2014 7:03 pm
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eduhaz
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Socially awkward student
A student has a difficult time working with others. This student is particularly socially awkward, and he mumbles continuously, so it's very difficult to understand him. He gets made if you ask him to repeat himself. He rolls his eyes and stomps around when put in any paired or group setting. He keeps his head down a majority of the class. He claims he's listening, but it's hard to keep him actively involved. How do you reach this student? How do you teach him to effectively and appropriately work with others?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 18, 2014 7:29 pm

Brittany Green
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If this behavior continues, I would get the school counselor involved. She may have some suggestions as to how to handle this behavior. I know that some school systems have behavior programs in place that is geared towards situations like this. Also, have some partner activities and let the student work with a partner on some assignments, preferably someone the student is a little comfortable with already. Maybe this could help him open up a little bit.
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Chelsea
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I think getting the school counselor involved is a good idea. If the behavior is something you are not sure how to handle, I see no issue in getting the counselor's opinion. As a teacher, it is important to use any resources that may be helpful.
  Posted on: October 18, 2014 11:42 pm

dePyja
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I also think getting a school counselor involved is a great idea. Seeing how it seems the teacher is not use to this behavior, it is important to understand the student and getting an outside source to help with the situation. Talking with the school counselor may provide better insight on how to help the student slowly break their shell and provide strategies that can be used in and outside the classroom.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 8:02 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 19, 2014 9:31 pm

yMyTyq
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I would have a parent/teacher conference with this particular student. I would express my concerns. Maybe the parents can offer some type of insight.
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Solution 3
Posted October 2, 2015 4:50 pm

LeqeHe
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I believe the best thing to do is to have a parent/teacher conference set up to discuss the problems in the class. It could also be something going on at home if it is then you could have the student counselor get involved. Adding things that the student is interested into the curriculum might help get their attention too. Try and see if there's anything that you are also doing that is upsetting the student.
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Solution 4
Posted February 25, 2016 11:43 pm

MaXuDe
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I would suggest getting more parties involved to try and discover if their is something deeper going on with the student. Contact the parents and express your concerns. It also would not hurt to talk to the school counselor to see if they have any information or suggestions you may not have thought of.
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Solution 5
Posted October 18, 2014 7:27 pm

Leslie Studdard
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I child like this might benefit from choosing his own group or pair to work with when needed. Try to give this child a topic or product that is interesting for him. Sometimes children that are socially shy, need only to have someone show they care and then they will start coming out of their shell.
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