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How to handle needy students?
Old 12-12-2017, 10:19 AM
 
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I have several students who are needy, but one really takes the cake.
Yesterday, in the 15 minutes between school starting and morning meeting, she was up at my desk 11 times. 11 TIMES! 5 of which were to show me the paper I had given out for them asking "How are you feeling today?" Which I had told them we would discuss in morning meeting.
The other 6 were just just to t4ell me "stuff".
I understand that this particular student is desperately seeking approval, but this is ridiculous!
Any ideas on how to handle this? I try to given her positive attention, but she still constantly comes up to me.


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I would give her three popsicle sticks/tokens/whatever works for you and instruct her that she must give one to you every time she comes up. Once the sticks are gone, she is finished for the day. She could still raise her hand and you could come to her at your convenience.
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Give her a job to do.
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Any social work services available?

Can she do check-in with another adult in the building, even a couple of days a week? Secretary, nurse, custodian, elective teacher?

It sounds like she really does need that intense contact. The trick is how to provide it without your being overloaded and stressed or unable to meet needs of other students.
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Looking into a mentor.
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She has several jobs in the classroom - more than most.
I'm working with our behavior team to maybe find her a mentor in the building.
We're just so overwhelmed with behaviors that our resources are spread pretty thin.


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