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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!)
Find out what calms him down. Set up a private place in your classroom where he can go to if he is missing his friends or anything else is bothering him. Encourage him to write letters to his friends or to journal about his feelings, even if it is Japanese. He has to have outlets for his anxiety. Maybe he needs to speak with the counselor when he gets upset. Above all, you should not make him feel as though he is in trouble when he cries. You should also explain to your other students that it is ok for him to be upset and that they can be understanding. Support him in any way that you can.
 
     
     
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Rated On: February 11, 2013 3:49 pm
Rated By: Olivia Giauque
 
     
     
  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 like your journal idea
Rated On: October 18, 2015 1:58 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski