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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!)
Every class every grade even pre-K and kindergarten has that one student who is a genuenly nice, kind, caring individual. It might help if the Japanese student is paired up with that one student. However, this will not fully fix the crying problem. May be if the teacher allowed the student to draw a picture describing why he is crying might communicate the real reason. It is true that there may be a deeper root cause to the crying. It is also one of the phases this child is going through to adapt to his new life in a new culture, and away from all his friends and familiarity from Japan.
 
     
     
  Rating
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: Drawing a picture would be a good idea.
Rated On: October 17, 2014 6:06 pm
Rated By: TuBuJy
 
     
     
  Rating
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 No
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This solution recognizes the different stages and phases of adjusting to a new environment, again this solution should be one of several to help adjustment over time
Rated On: October 25, 2014 7:43 pm
Rated By: VeHyge
 
     
     
  Rating
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 great ideas
Rated On: October 18, 2015 2:13 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski