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  Case: Student Won’t Stop Crying
This is the first time I am teaching 2nd grade. I have taught 4th and 5th grades for the last 20 years. I have had to go through an adaptation process, but everything is working okay now. Students and I have learned to work with each other very well. Three weeks ago a new student joined my classroom. He and his family moved to the US from Japan. Since he arrived, he has been crying. He does not speak any English, and there is no one at my school who speaks Japanese. Both of his parents have full time jobs, so they cannot come to school every time I call them. What I found out from the parents is that he cries because he misses his friends in Japan. I think the issue is bigger than that. I have not found a way to help him yet. Why do you think he cries every day? What can I do to stop the crying because the other students in my class get distracted when starts crying?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
It is important to make the student feel comfortable in the classroom. He has moved all the way from Japan and does know anyone. He does not speak any english and can not explain to you what is wrong. His crying is his way of expressing himself, he is upset. By assigning him a buddy in class, he will have someone to get assistance from on assignments and will have a familiar face to look for until he is comfortable interacting with all students. By providing him specific tasks such as collecting papers, he will have involvement which will allow him to become more comfortable with the classroom and students. After you have tried all of this, parent involvement will be necessary. You will need to schedule an appointment with the parents and the student to address this and develop another plan.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I would not have thought of this idea! This would be difficult because it would take up class time and would probably distract some students, but ultimately it would help with the students emotional breakdowns during the school day.
Rated On: October 19, 2014 12:08 am
Rated By: adenar
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think you present some great ideas
Rated On: October 18, 2015 4:45 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski