Home | How It Works | Stats
Login | Register
  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!)
I believe that this is an extremely hard situation. I think that the student is crying everyday because the student feels out of place. The student does not know anyone or the language. He is a little person in a new world huge world that he does not understand. Every time that he has to come to school, it is another reminder of what he left behind and his loneliness. The teacher needs to make sure that that he or she gives the student a lot of attention without taking away from the rest of the class. The teacher needs to make sure that they try their best to create activities or lessons that are intergraded with the Japanese culture. The teacher also needs to seek out the help of the school's guidance counselor so that they can discuss with the parents interventions that can be put in place to help the student become more comfortable in the classroom.
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 3:51 pm
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski