Late Additions

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by Peregrin5, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Peregrin5

    Peregrin5 Maven

    Aug 25, 2011
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    Oct 6, 2013

    We've had like 6 students added to my classes over the last few weeks, and they completely missed the entire first unit, all of the procedures (of which I have many), rules, and everything we've done in the classroom. Also some students keep being switched into my classroom. I've had some of them come in at lunch to get information and everything, but it's not enough time to go over everything, and it doesn't sink in.

    How do you guys help new students transition into your classroom?

    I'm thinking I might task a leadership student with guiding them.
  3. Linguist92021

    Linguist92021 Phenom

    Feb 4, 2010
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    Oct 6, 2013

    We get this all the time. Students leave (get locked up, then come back) and we continuously get new students as they're getting kicked out of their schools (by April, 50 % of our students could be brand new)
    I don't go over any procedures or rules with them. The only thing I tell them is where to sit and that when they come in, they will pick up a warm up from the tray. Everything else they will learn along the way. There is really no reason to waste any time.

    As far as what they've missed, you exempt them from that. So if they come in halfway through the unit, you either catch them up with things if they didn't miss a lot, and / or modify the test.
    I have to do this all the time.
    Sometimes I get a student 2 days before a test. I actually give them the material they missed (print the powerpoint), they take the notes, while others are taking their test, so at least they still learn some of it, but that will be their grade for classwork, and no grade for test.
  4. 2ndTimeAround

    2ndTimeAround Phenom

    Aug 10, 2010
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    Oct 6, 2013

    I think it would depend on the class and the grade. In my class students have to know the information because there will be a state exam at the end. I would exempt some things, but not actually tests.
  5. Rockguykev

    Rockguykev Connoisseur

    Mar 3, 2008
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    Oct 8, 2013

    I drop them in and let them go. It doesn't take long for them to pick up on the flow of the room, the procedures, etc. if you've got them in place for the rest of the kids. As far as content I usually give them whatever test we are on but I don't count it in the gradebook. This gives me a good sense of where they are.

    As far as missed concepts, I don't bother. Unless it is a skill that we'll be needing later then I don't see how I can justify making a kid do more work simply because of a transfer.
  6. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

    Jun 10, 2007
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    Oct 8, 2013

    This is basically how I handle things.

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