TeacherServer.com
Home | How It Works | Stats
Login | Register
     
 
Topic Go Back
 
     
     
 
Case
Posted on October 19, 2014 7:45 pm
Add to Favorites Add to Favorites

myNepu
myNepu
Reps: 103
Students of Poverty
A new teacher at Mr. Roberts school is having a hard time earning the respect of his students. The majority of the students come from poverty, and they have tendencies that demonstrate disrespect. One of those is eye contact when being talked to and another is students laughing when they are being redirected in front of their peers. Mr. Roberts knows that students of poverty respond better when being reprimanded in private and praised in public. He doesn't want to step on the new teacher's toes, but wants to help this teacher in this regard. What is the best way to do this?
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.
 
     
     
 
Solution 1
Posted March 10, 2015 3:06 pm

Candace
Candace
Reps: 106
As a new teacher this year, I would want someone to come up to me in private and just tell me. I would welcome any advice that another teacher has. It is hard enough as new teacher to figure everything else out. You could guide and give examples of how it should be handled. Then, I would check in on that teacher a few days later and see how things are going.
Votes: +26 / -1 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

baQumy
baQumy
Reps: 100
I think from the perspective of a new teacher, this is a great idea.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 4:42 pm

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 2
Posted February 21, 2015 2:46 am

eLutuP
eLutuP
Reps: 102
Something I would do is create a classroom environment. Create a positive and safe environment where the students don't question their judgments and trust each other. In order to not lose time in lessons, do these quick community activities at the beginning of class for just 5 or 8 minutes.
Votes: +18 / -8 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 October 1, 2015 11:16 am

Sutede
Sutede
Reps: 101
All new teachers have mentors assigned to them and in this case the mentor should be made aware of the situation occurring in the classroom. Mr. Roberts can either unobtrusively ask the new teacher how things are going in the classroom and if the problem of disrespect is shared, he can then suggest that the new teacher contact his/her mentor for guidance. If the new teacher does not mention the problem, Mr. Roberts could use gentle probing comments such as mentioning that when he began teaching one of his concerns was in classroom management that may open the conversation towards that topic. Another suggestion is for Mr. Roberts to speak with administration about the situation in a helpful manner and with no negativity so that they can perhaps visit the class (walk through only) to apprise the situation and provide guidance if needed.
Votes: +13 / -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 18, 2015 9:01 pm

yParuR
yParuR
Reps: 77
As a new teacher the the first thing that needs to happen is the teacher needs to set the tone and the classroom expectations. Students will do what you allow them to do. In regards to Mr. Roberts he needs to simply approach the teacher when he is alone and start a conversation. Ask the new teacher if he is having any issues or what is one thing he would like to change about his current practice. With some probing Ms. Roberts can bring the issue up and go from there. Suggestions Mr. Roberts can provide to the new teacher include: setting aside time for students to do teambuilding and respect activities and the suggestions he has for reprimanding.
Votes: +7 / -0 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 22, 2014 1:42 pm

yvesyv
yvesyv
Reps: 37
Model the teacher behavior that he wants the other teacher to display.
Votes: +5 / -9 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 October 4, 2015 11:58 pm

eDuMez
eDuMez
Reps: 100
I would have a firm classroom behavior strategy in place. I would treat all the students the same and follow through. If you let one action slip, the students will think they can walk all over you. It is also important to teach small "life lessons" and social behavior skills within your lessons. This will help with some of the unwanted behaviors.
Votes: +3 / -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 February 29, 2016 7:59 pm

Beqena
Beqena
Reps: 100
Something he could do is speak to the teacher in private and explain what he knows.
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 8
Posted July 8, 2016 3:52 am

eHebah
eHebah
Reps: 207
There's nothing wrong with kindly offering friendship, help and advice.
Remember it's for the kids.
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 9
Posted October 6, 2016 5:45 pm

PuWupe
PuWupe
Reps: 206
I will suggest to talk to the new teacher. I will ask him/her if he has any concern regarding the students behaviors and/or need advise. Depending on the new teacher responses I will say what I have learned from these students in the many years working at the school.
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 October 8, 2017 7:56 pm

Maritza
Maritza
Reps: 201
One of the best approaches to take in this situation would be to have a private conversation with the teacher and to inform the teacher about how socio-economic status can impact students' learning. The experienced teacher can share some strategies that are useful when working with students that are poor.
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 July 8, 2018 6:45 pm

Jeanette Jenkins
Jeanette Jenkins
Reps: 103
I would speak to the new teacher in private, and let them know in a nice way of how better to deal with the disrespect so that he can get positive results.
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 21, 2015 2:46 am

eLutuP
eLutuP
Reps: 102
Something I would do is create a classroom environment. Create a positive and safe environment where the students don't question their judgments and trust each other. In order to not lose time in lessons, do these quick community activities at the beginning of class for just 5 or 8 minutes.
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
 
     
     
 
Solution 13
Posted March 2, 2015 3:10 am

vaguPe
vaguPe
Reps: 99
Before new teachers are allowed to be in class. They should be reevaluated in the condition and environment they may not expect. It's best to see how the new teacher reacts in terms of time, and only consider action when education isn't prevalent.
Votes: +0 / -6 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.