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  Case: Student Wonít 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?
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There is definitely a much bigger issue going on other than he misses his friends. I believe the student is completely out of his comfort zone and doesnít have a clue whatís going on. I canít imagine sending my kids to school in a foreign county and not being able to speak the language. The teacher needs to insure the student that the classroom in a positive learning environment and that everyone there works together as a family. The teacher also need think about setting the student up with a peer that can help him around the school, with his assignments, and help make other new friends. The teacher also needs to dig deep and find out what the student enjoys doing. It might be reading, drawing, playing a musical instrument, or playing a sport. If the student has something positive to look forward to each day at school, this can reduce this ability to continually cry.
 
     
     
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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
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Rated On: June 6, 2014 7:34 pm
Rated By: Megan Teague
 
     
     
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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
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Rated On: June 10, 2014 12:04 pm
Rated By: wendy burns
 
     
     
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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 you gave some good ideas
Rated On: October 18, 2015 2:09 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski