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Posted on March 6, 2015 5:01 pm
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ymuZuG
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Teacher's pet
there was one student in my class that was a serious teacher's pet. He was always so nice and respectful of me and he always did what I asked him to on the first time. He also would call out suggested punishments when I was disciplining another student. Many of the other students pick up on this behavior and make fun of him for it. What can I do in this situation?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 10, 2015 1:39 pm

yPyjeW
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This is a touchy point. Especially if you have students who also happen to be family friends, as I do. I have to try very hard not to treat them differently. I basically keep a list in my head when I ask students to run errands or perform special tasks, such as make copies, or clean my whiteboards. I try to ask different students every day so that noone feels left out. I also play games to allow every student the chance to win points for free days or "nap time". So no one can ever say I have preferred certain students over others.
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nydyra
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Giving attention to every student is a great way to reduce this special behavior.
  Posted on: October 17, 2015 9:01 am

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Solution 2
Posted March 9, 2015 3:57 pm

qaqeHy
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I believe a conference with him discussing the student's inappropriate behaviors would be necessary. Explain that you are the teacher and it is solely your responsibility to manage and run the classroom. I would also express my appreciation for his desire to help but remind him that it is not his place. If the behavior continues, I would call his parents for a conference. I've had students similar to this before in that they are genuinely trying to help me but their behaviors are inappropriate. Each time I've had a one on one conference it has helped my situation.
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Solution 3
Posted March 15, 2015 1:29 am

eXeNum
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It may be necessary to speak to the students about how his input on discipline is inappropriate. Likewise, it is important to discuss being respectful to the class as a whole, as making fun of other students is never appropriate behavior. On your end, you can also make sure you aren't showing favoritism to this students.
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Solution 4
Posted March 9, 2015 6:13 pm

Getube
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I also have a few students who have these same characteristics. First I would have a conversation with the students about the calling out punishments. Make sure he knows that he needs to only worry about himself. If this continues I would use a punishment for continuing to do it. This should help him to stop calling it out, but also to show the other kids that you hold him to the same standards. I would also make sure students know that it is not ok to make fun and that the behavior that the teacher's pet is showing is the behavior they all need to be showing. I wonder if you have some sort of reward for good behavior if this would encourage more students to show this behavior and take some of the light off of the teacher's pet.
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Solution 5
Posted September 30, 2015 12:53 am

eduruM
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It is important to treat all your students the same so even though one is a "teacher's pet" you may need to set some boundaries with that student. Maybe pull students aside for discipline rather than doing it in front of that student. Talking about bullying in the classroom may be a discussion to have because of the other students making fun of him.
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Solution 6
Posted October 4, 2015 3:58 am

puLaGu
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I feel like the teacher should talk to that one student one-on-one and explain you like having them help but when it comes to punishment there is a time and place for other comments but it is important to let the teacher handle it. This allows for the teacher to punish the student who is in trouble while the "teacher's pet" is not getting made fun of. For the other students I would explain to them it is not nice to make fun of other students.
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Solution 7
Posted October 2, 2017 2:58 pm

aWyVys
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I would pull him aside and talk to the student that I appreciate him for always being nice, respectful and listening to me immediately. I would move on to discuss with him that I would appreciate that he leaves the disciplining to me as that is my responsibility as a teacher and not his as a student.
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Solution 8
Posted October 13, 2015 12:16 am

Xyraju
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To begin, the student has absolutely no say in what other student's punishments should be. This is completely unacceptable. I would talk to the student alone and explain what is appropriate and inappropriate. I would also pull the students who are being mean aside and explain the same thing.
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Solution 9
Posted October 3, 2017 1:43 am

yheGeS
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Seems like a simple fix, simply set the rules for your classroom and let your students know that there will be no toleration for bullying inside or outside your classroom. Make sure there are consequences in place. The issue should've already been addressed when you saw this student telling you how to punish your own students, you never want a teacher being ran by his or her students.
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