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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!)
The student is expressing feelings of sadness, heartache, and unhappiness. The uprooting experience that he has gone through is more intense than he can communicate with the people that surround him. The shock from moving away from one country to a different place with a new group of cultural beings is overwhelming. I would suggest finding an outlet where the student can express his feelings in a safe environment. Christina Ogoa (1995) utilized filmstrips and other artwork techniques to help her immigrant children share their feelings with others. I would consult with the counselor to brainstorm other strategies that could be implemented in the school setting to help the student become confident in dealing with the emotional state that he is experiencing at this time.
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 is great because you are telling teachers to use the resources around them!
Rated On: October 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Rated By: uregeT