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Mrs. Richards has a student who has an intermediate level of English proficiency. Despite that fact, the student refuses to do any work and refuses to speak English to her or his classmates. She knows that he can do better, but he seems to be using his ESL status as a crutch.
How should she motivate this student to speak English and do his language arts work?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
Mrs. Richards could possibly talk to the student's parents to see if this is an issue at home, or ask the student to read the question in English, then translate it to their language, so both the teacher and student get what they want.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: I do not see how just asking the student to read something is going to help if the student won't speak english to the teacher...
Rated On: February 28, 2015 8:27 pm
Rated By: eSaPaz
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: This solution does not change any of the actual problems presented in the issue.
Rated On: March 1, 2015 4:05 am
Rated By: Qebysu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments:
Rated On: March 1, 2015 5:47 am
Rated By: apazeR
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: This is in no way motivating the student or creating a positive environment.
Rated On: March 3, 2015 1:06 am
Rated By: eWeHaz
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: Translation is never an effective method of education, or of acquiring a new language. It takes too much time, doesn't give context, and more deeply separates the two languages and cultures.
Rated On: October 17, 2015 4:36 pm
Rated By: Cortnie
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: This is not an effective solution.
Rated On: October 18, 2015 11:05 pm
Rated By: Hedese
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: The parents probably don't speak much English either. It might be harder and more confusing for all to get parents involved at this point.
Rated On: March 6, 2016 12:25 am
Rated By: uPuneq
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I would never do this! This is wrong.
Rated On: March 1, 2017 5:45 pm
Rated By: GyNyzu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: I don't think this is a good compromise because it does not make the teacher sound like she supports the student's native language.
Rated On: October 15, 2017 9:21 pm
Rated By: GaVyme