Case Study 2: Disrespectful Danny (The Racist) (Behaviours (Racist remarks…
Case Study 2: Disrespectful Danny (The Racist)
Speak to the student outside of class. Doing it in front of the other student would be counterproductive.
Avoid any power struggles. Speak in a calm neutral tone and try to re-direct if you can't de-escalate. Let the student know your expectations later on and using that sort of language in your classroom is unacceptable. Remove them from the classroom if necessary.
Reflection sheet. The teacher sends them to a quiet corner of the room and explains why they are doing this. They are given a sheet to complete which will help them reflect on their behaviour.
Make it a teachable moment
Disrespectful to the teacher
Disrupts the class
Upsetting to other students
Referral to counselling
Behaviour meetings with the parents and the student would help. Everyone would be on the same page and the parents can reinforce what is being done at the school. By presenting a united front, it will make what the school is trying to teach the student much stronger.
If the student still doesn't realise that how they are behaving is hurting other people, it may be necessary to refer them to a counsellor with the parents permission. The counsellor may be able to talk to the child to find out what is causing these responses and what the school can do to help.
In-school suspension could be used if the behaviour carries on. This way it provides a safe environment for the rest of the class whilst the one student doesn't miss any school days and lose out on education.
Teach social skills
A weekly scatter plot will help the teacher keep track of how often this is happening and ring it to the attention of the student and other staff members. It will allow for collaboration to try and remove this behaviour. It can be presented to the student and praise and reward given if there is a decrease in the behaviour. Punishment can also be assigned if there is shown to be an increase.
Student self assessment is about getting the student more involved to try and help them realise that racist commentary and behaviour is wrong. It is much better if the student is able to reflect and realise for themselves that how they are behaving is hurting other people.
Wechat discussion with the parents will be essential. The behaviour has to come from somewhere and the parents will be of vital help to find out where it is stemming from. In the small chance that it is learnt from the parents, the teacher will be able to see this and try other options.