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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?
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As the teacher, I would begin the conference by expressing how proud I am of the student and their athletic ability to the parents. Personally, I was in the same situation as Caleb, and I actually did participate in a college athletics. Telling this to the parents could make them feel more comfortable knowing that I have been in a similar situation as their son. Next, I would explain that athletic scholarships are a blessing but that they are not 100% about the athletics. Coaches look at the student's grades, as well as their GPA in high school. I will explain that in college, student athletes have a specific GPA that they have to have to participate in the sport, as well as a reputation as a member of that team to uphold. So if Caleb were able to receive a football scholarship, he would have to maintain a certain GPA, as well as a reputation as a student athlete at that school. I would make sure to mention the fact that most college coaches do not want their athletes sleeping in class, which is becoming a reoccurrence for Caleb (mentioning that most coaches actually give consequences for these types of behavior-such as running stadiums instead of participating in regular practice). I would mention that if their main concerns are his sports participation and eligibility, that his academics and behavior in class all tie together. If he is showing good behaviors in class (not sleeping) and is doing well in his academics, he will have a better and more successful chance of receiving a football scholarship.
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I came across this situation I would do this.
Rated On: October 16, 2014 3:53 pm
Rated By: duGyJy
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think this is a good solution, it shows that you value the students passion and talents but express that the student must keep up their grades to stay well rounded and eligible.
Rated On: October 19, 2014 1:39 am
Rated By: adenar
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree with your solution as it sounds like exactly what the parents and student need to hear.
Rated On: October 19, 2014 4:06 pm
Rated By: uVejeg
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think this is a well thought out solution.
Rated On: October 19, 2014 10:02 pm
Rated By: Brianne Blowers
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
Rated On: October 19, 2014 11:26 pm
Rated By: apened
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think this is a good way to tie the importance together without dismissing the parents interests.
Rated On: October 20, 2014 12:07 am
Rated By: JabuDu
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Great idea!
Rated On: October 20, 2014 2:34 am
Rated By: Tekla Mayotte
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Sleeping in class is just straight disrespectful
Rated On: October 23, 2014 11:42 pm
Rated By: Amanda Smith
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think this is a great way to handle the situation for all parties involved.
Rated On: February 20, 2015 4:20 pm
Rated By: ehaZeb
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Agree
Rated On: February 24, 2015 4:44 pm
Rated By: zyWute
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is a well thought out solution. The main focus should be the GPA not playing time.
Rated On: February 25, 2015 1:48 am
Rated By: Jen
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: I think looking at this issue in a positive way and having pre-thought-out solutions would be helpful. Relating to the parents and student regarding your background in school sports will also help build a working relationship.
Rated On: February 25, 2015 3:12 am
Rated By: BeMyDu
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Great idea
Rated On: February 27, 2015 5:04 pm
Rated By: qyMeda
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I like that you emphasized how his academics are tied to his eligibility.
Rated On: February 27, 2015 5:51 pm
Rated By: myNyHy
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree with this solution.
Rated On: March 1, 2015 4:38 am
Rated By: vuDybe
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Agree with your solution. good job
Rated On: March 1, 2015 5:20 am
Rated By: apazeR
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: great solution.
Rated On: March 1, 2015 11:19 pm
Rated By: gumeje
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: What a great solution!
Rated On: March 2, 2015 1:12 am
Rated By: Tana Bill
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is great way to acknowledge the students' successes as well as address how his troubles may affect his future success.
Rated On: March 9, 2015 4:09 pm
Rated By: Jonelle J
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is a great, well thought out solution that I would use.
Rated On: October 4, 2015 2:59 am
Rated By: aDuvej
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I can completely relate to this! If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this
Rated On: October 13, 2015 5:33 pm
Rated By: bahete
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Relating back to your experience will be great at helping the parents feel more comfortable talking to you about his situation.
Rated On: October 19, 2015 1:04 am
Rated By: zaLyju
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Agreed on all points, but I would add that his education is his ticket to success if he should happen to become injured. Injuries can quickly ruin sports careers, and if he doesn't have an education to support him, he's going to have a difficult life as an adult. Sports are great, but there is a bigger picture.
Rated On: March 4, 2016 7:09 pm
Rated By: teVaGu
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: great read. love the ideas
Rated On: March 7, 2016 2:40 am
Rated By: nick morse
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I were in this situation, this is exactly what I would do.
Rated On: March 2, 2017 4:57 am
Rated By: ybabaJ
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think everything you said is spot on and a great idea
Rated On: March 6, 2017 1:13 am
Rated By: ReRege
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I feel this to be a very effective and useful solution.
Rated On: February 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Rated By: aWyreQ
 
     
     
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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 Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I totally agree with this answer, it was very helpful
Rated On: July 4, 2018 3:24 pm
Rated By: eReXaG