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You are a high school teacher, and Caleb Rushmore is the star running back for the football team. He sleeps in class and is extremely focused on football, and is, in fact, counting on a football scholarship. When his parents come in to conference, their main concern is his sports participation and eligibility. How would you handle this situation?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
I would begin the conference by discussing how his football is going, and how his future is looking. I would discuss the positives of him in my class and throughout the school, but would be sure to discuss what needs to be corrected as well. For example, I would explain to the student and parents that his success in football is going to be determined by his success in my classroom. All the training he does to improve himself for football should be connected to the way he trains himself for school. Lacking basic high-school knowledge will be sure to affect his future, as he will not always play football. Likewise, his time in high school will be good practice for his college career. Lastly, I would explain that he does not have to be the smartest child in the classroom, but effort will help him achieve a higher grade. Showing that he wants to better himself in the classroom will result in the improvement in his grades.
 
     
     
  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 like the idea of keeping things positive though it's important that the parents understand that his education is the most important thing to you, as a teacher.
Rated On: October 17, 2014 8:52 pm
Rated By: Kayla Campbell
 
     
     
  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 to include the positive aspects of the student in the meeting. They may be focused on football due to financial help with college, and not putting the emphasis on academics like they need to.
Rated On: October 20, 2014 3:38 am
Rated By: WeGuQy
 
     
     
  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 feel like this solution beats around the bush and doesn't really address the issue.
Rated On: October 20, 2014 3:39 am
Rated By: Maryssa Kane
 
     
     
  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: Partially correct
Rated On: February 24, 2015 4:46 pm
Rated By: zyWute
 
     
     
  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: great ideas
Rated On: March 7, 2016 2:44 am
Rated By: nick morse