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Posted on October 19, 2014 10:07 pm
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Ashley Gladden
Ashley Gladden
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Poverty and Suspended
I have a student in my class that curses at me every day. If she does not get her way in the classroom, then she will walk out of class. She does not complete any of her work and puts her head down in class. She has skipped my class numerous of times and I have contacted the parent. She gets suspended very frequently, but has to come back to school early, due to the lights or power being out. She comes back to school and acts the same exact way. We are starting an SST process on her now, but in the time being what are some strategies I could implement with this student?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 20, 2014 1:32 am

Victoria Neely
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Have you actually talk to the student and asked her how she is feeling or what is bothering her? Maybe ask her if there is something special she likes to do that only she can do at school if she can "behave"? Show her things like games at the computer she could play, if she sits at her desk and completes a specific task or participates in a large group activity. Start small so she can see you mean business. It sounds like home life is ruff and she is not sure how to express herself, but though anger. Show her as much support and love as possible open the doors to a different world, read your favorite book to her one chapter at a time when she displays good behavior.
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uJabaz
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Excellent suggestion!
  Posted on: February 26, 2015 8:46 pm

eQyVuj
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Great suggestion. This seems like a great option for a tricky situation.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 3:58 pm

Kathy Allen
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I love this suggestion!
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 7:42 pm

Jenna Herberson
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Pushing past the shock and anger and just talking to the student is a great solution.
  Posted on: February 25, 2018 7:44 am

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Solution 2
Posted February 17, 2015 1:09 am

aXujuH
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I have recently learned that speaking to a student privately is a common strategy to use when nothing else has worked. I am curious as to the students age though, because there are some ways to befriend her in a professional way. Also, talk to the school counselor about her home life and see if a family member could help you out in her behavior management planning.
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uJabaz
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Excellent suggestion!
  Posted on: February 26, 2015 8:46 pm

Candice Greene
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I agree that talking with the student privately is a good idea. great suggestion.
  Posted on: February 27, 2015 9:44 pm

Danielle Brock
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I will utilize this information once I become a teacher.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 11:03 pm

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Solution 3
Posted February 23, 2015 5:08 am

HeraPy
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I would try and reach her on her level in a way. Show her respect and understanding by trying to get to know her and where she is coming from. She is clearly dealing with more than she should at her age if her power and water do not work at home. Talk with other teachers that have her and see how they are dealing with it and if they know something that you don't.
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uJabaz
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Excellent suggestion!
  Posted on: February 26, 2015 8:46 pm

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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2015 2:58 am

uZyvaP
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Students with the least often need the most love, support and understanding. Unfortunately, this need usually manifests itself in the most inappropriate ways. I would try to keep in mind what the child may be dealing with at home and seek the help of school counselors to help provide the social services for the family that may help alleviate the behavior problems. I would also try to get the student to understand that leaving class and messing up in school will only lead to more poverty, and only by doing well in school can she even begin to create a better life for herself.
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Solution 5
Posted February 20, 2015 4:07 pm

uheZeg
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It may go a long way for the teacher to be available before and after class. If this student is living in poverty she may be tired and hungry, she may not get help at home with homework. Maybe she could come in early and take a nap. Maybe it would be nice to give her a meal when she stays for after school tutoring. These may address her needs and provide a supportive adult.
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uJabaz
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Excellent suggestion!
  Posted on: February 26, 2015 8:46 pm

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