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Moving forward (?)

Monday, September 14, 2015

This new student may be the single greatest challenge of my 16 year teaching career. I know I have the skills and understanding, but I am struggling to get through to him. It is hard because he is so aggressive and puts all my other students and my staff in danger. I am attempting to keep myself positive, while maintain safety and my sanity. It is a daily struggle not to reach for chocolate or junk food as a way to soothe my soul. Or a drink. How to move forward with this child and this school year, when I want nothing more than to cry myself to sleep? I hope I will have this answer soon.
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    Sending you lots of hugs. I know you will find the way to reach him.
    1284 days ago
    You'll get there with him. I'm praying for you both. Perhaps more knowledge of his back story will help you.
    1284 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Could be he needs a more restrictive environment- a different placement. For the sake of all concerned, including this student, make principal, behavior specialist etc. aware of every aggressive behavior. Insist that direct consequences are given... One day suspension, removal to specialist office....whatever plan is in place in your school.
    It is totally unfair that the other students are bullied and their education/ safety compromised by this one unruly and disturbed student. Yes, I did teach 35 years.
    Work with your immediate supervisors; you should not have to shoulder this burden alone!

    1285 days ago
  • BEAKER628
    It'a difficult for a teacher when they care so much about their students, but leave work at work. Perhaps supplement the urge to eat junk with a jog? Go for a walk around the school if you can make time on lunch or planning.
    1285 days ago
    Wow just made my problems on my blog at school seem so insignificant. I know this isn't your first rodeo, but for myself I would see what the students motivation is. Is it for attention, to get out of something. Also has the principal or school put in place a plan if this kid does get aggressive or out of control. My heart goes out, I am an educational assistant who is responsible for the kids like this. However I am in a program where I am no longer in this position to that degree. My prayers will be with you as teaching does have its challenges. emoticon
    1285 days ago
  • ANON76
    I'm so sorry. It's a crying shame in this day and age a teacher can't snatch a brat up by the ear and tear into them with a strap!
    1285 days ago
    Everyone has a doorway. You'll find it!
    1285 days ago
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