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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 so sad. This student should be accommodated and the school system should find someone who could communicate with him. I also think that it is unfair for this student to be placed in a regular classroom all day. There should be some time that he could go to smaller setting and maybe later as he becomes comfortable let him go back to the classroom. I can only imagine how scared he must feel not knowing what anyone is saying. I'm sure he is crying because he is terrified and in an unfamiliar setting. I think that he needs to feel safe and that his culture needs to be exposed in the classroom for him to feel welcome.
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 3:50 pm
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski