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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!)
This is a very interesting story. I suggest that teacher researches Japanese culture on her own. At the end, a teacher has to keep learning so he or she can improve in the classroom. I would even suggest meeting with administration. Administration's job is to bring someone in the school that can accommodate that child's needs. I would also suggest being very warm and welcoming to the class and possibly even having the children learn about Japanese culture. For instance, the students could have a homework assignment that insisted that they learn a new word in Japanese.
 
     
     
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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: The idea to approach administration in order to explore what resources are available for addressing the student's problem is another approach to resolving this issue.
Rated On: July 1, 2013 1:03 am
Rated By: PyruNe
 
     
     
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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: Research is great. It can help build understanding.
Rated On: July 3, 2013 12:21 am
Rated By: CI-GSU
 
     
     
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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 really like this solution. If a teacher takes the time to learn Japanese culture and the students show interest in the new Japanese student's culture and language it would greatly help the student. He is probably crying because he is in a completely new setting and can't understand the language, that must be terrifying. These steps may help him feel included and mays help to stop the crying.
Rated On: October 19, 2014 1:21 pm
Rated By: yjeNus
 
     
     
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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: You have some very good ideas
Rated On: October 17, 2015 4:45 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski
 
     
     
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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 was an effective answer.
Rated On: October 19, 2015 3:24 am
Rated By: aqaWuR
 
     
     
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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: Yes, students will benefit from learning about another culture of course, and this is a great opportunity.
Rated On: March 5, 2017 5:39 pm
Rated By: QaHyWe
 
     
     
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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 love all of the steps to be taken, first a teacher should be aware of some general Japanese culture to make the necessary arrangements in the classroom and the way she/he approaches the child. The child is going to need extra help to succeed since it is obvious he is not learning. Finally I love the idea of having the whole classroom to learn a new word in Japanese to make him welcome.
Rated On: October 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Rated By: Penelope Navarro