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  Case: Dirty kid
I am a substitute teacher that often does long-term assignments. There is a 4th grade student that always comes to class very tired, in dirty clothes, and often smells bad. To add insult to injury, I've seen his mother and she is very well kept, dressed with all the "bling accessories," her nails done, hair done, etc. I can't understand how a mother can take such great care for herself, and leave the child a filthy mess.
How should this be addressed and handled properly?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
Unfortunately this happens all the time and the way I would addresses this is to have a talk wit the parent and let them now about matter that is occurring in class and needs to be addressed.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
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 No
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I feel like this direct confrontation approach could backfire or at least embarrass the student unnecessarily.
Rated On: October 15, 2016 3:55 am
Rated By: uvuVas
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: This may not help and the parent may not want to meet with you. This may be an issue that reflects on the student more than the mother.
Rated On: October 16, 2016 12:57 am
Rated By: RehaGa
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: Speak with the student and the administration first.
Rated On: October 16, 2016 3:11 am
Rated By: ematen
 
     
     
  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 agree. I think before I take matter into my own hands, I would inform the parents and see where they are coming from.
Rated On: October 16, 2016 6:10 pm
Rated By: ajuVyj
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: I would never do this! This is wrong!
Rated On: March 5, 2017 5:23 pm
Rated By: ysyver
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: Not great!
Rated On: March 6, 2017 11:20 pm
Rated By: Vuqaqa
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
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 No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: This should probably be handled by administration.
Rated On: July 9, 2017 2:30 am
Rated By: jeRumu
 
     
     
  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: helpful
Rated On: October 16, 2017 3:17 am
Rated By: aTuraJ