A student that will constantly not do her work! What to do?

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  1. K3instructor

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    I have a student will the problem of getting out of her seat when it's time to do work book pages! Here are some other problems I have with this student... always acting like her work is not good when it is {when she acctually does the work! Please help me solve this students problem!
     
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    I had that same problem (I teach 2nd grade) and sought advice from another teacher. Here's what she told me to do. I put an empty desk facing the wall in the back of my room, basically it was in isolation. The next time my student refused to work, I put him in that desk in the back with absolutely nothing. I told him, if he wants to do nothing, then I will expect him to do nothing. It took one afternoon of him sitting back there bored out of his mind for him to want to come back to his regular desk and work. It sounded a little extreme when she first told me, but I had done EVERYTHING else that I could think of and the unfortunately, my principal had nothing extra to offer me except to make him miss recess. I would guess that she says her work isn't good because she wants that extra reassurance that she's doing everything correct. So, I would keep reassuring her that her work is correct and she does know what she is doing.
     
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    We have a student that cannot stay seated - we made a square of tape around his desk. as long as he stays within that area, we cut him slack.
    We also have a child that refuses to do work sometimes - it's an attention thing. We keep her in at recess to complete the work, or we send it home with a note (this is not overly successful because her mom can't be bothered to check her folder most nights, but we make the effort).
     
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    I did this to a student last year. I called it his "Island of Nothing". He was not to talk to anyone; including me and no one was to respond to him. He was just to sit and do his favorite thing-- nothing. It got to the point after 1.5 hours that he was begging to do work; even writing (as he put it "Writing was his nemisis." --- He HATED IT! He was put on my no priveleges list and had to complete all the work he missed in order to regain his privileges.
     
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    I would tell the student that you will check her work a predetermined number of times during assignments/time periods (3 times during math or 10 times in 2 hours). She would determine when she will like you to take a look at her work.
     

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