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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?
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This sounds like a very complicated issue. Clearly, the student is having a emotional disclosure concerning his recent move to a different country. He is traumatized in a way and has not yet learned how to cope with it, I would suggest that you read Igoa, "inner world of an Immigrant Child" and see the different methods that you can help this child adjust to his new setting, also I would take the liberty to inform the child's parents about the issue, I would tell them to come to my office to speak to me about the reasons why the child is having such a hard time integrating.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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Comments: Different literature genres are useful in helping students to cope with stressful situations because they are able to connect with the character's emotions and personal situations.
Rated On: July 1, 2013 1:09 am
Rated By: PyruNe
 
     
     
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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: Great idea giving the teacher something to read on the subject that may help him better understand the situation.
Rated On: October 19, 2014 1:27 am
Rated By: uZyvaP
 
     
     
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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 have some good idead
Rated On: October 18, 2015 2:03 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski