Question for Teachers

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  1. USA70SM

    USA70SM New Member

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    Hi everyone I just joined this board

    I have a question for Teachers on here:
    Let's say an Elementary (or 5th/6th Grade) student starts out the school year with excellent grades with out standing school attendance but then by the middle of the year that student starts missing school and grades start dropping.

    What are the main causes for that to happen? If a kid goes from A's & B's to C's and D's and fform being in school every single day to start missing school on weekly basis?
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    There could be many reasons. Have you experienced this situation in your classroom?
     
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  4. USA70SM

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    No was just something I was wondering.
     
  5. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Are you a teacher? What are your thoughts on this?
     
  6. USA70SM

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    No I am not a teacher. tbh. I am doing some research and was talking to a relative about semtihng.
     
  7. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Seems like a classroom assignment, truthfully.
     
  8. USA70SM

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    No not. I done with Schol and be done for a long time. Can't I ask a simple question?
     
  9. anon55

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    this seems like a weird troll of some type.
     
  10. czacza

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    We tend to respond better when someone shares their own thoughts on a topic. Especially when a first post sounds like a hw question or someone isn't a teacher and doesn't seem forthcoming. So let's start over...
    Why do you think a competent student would start failing and not attending school? Share your thoughts and we will add ours.
     
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  11. TexasTch

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    Home. We never know what is going on at home. Someone could be gravely ill or be dying. Some might have actually died. There may be a divorce happening, fights over custody, abuse, neglect, puberty, the alignment of the planets...full moons. There are so many reasons that have nothing to do with school. I have taught in very low socio economic schools, where school is the ONLY positive thing in their lives. However, their parents may not agree, or their parents may be in turmoil. A child can only get to school with help from their parents. I've had fourth graders who had to get themselves and younger siblings up and to school. If a child is scared, sick, abused, or hungry, learning is the last thing on their minds. Try to talk to the school counselor, and admin. Come up with a strategy to help the child, if possible.
     
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    I feel like an idiot to responding, now. I just saw the more recent posts. I think maybe school would be beneficial, and please don't be "done" with it.
     
  13. AlwaysAttend

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    I thought this was a parent.

    I cut school regularly, flunked my fair share of assignments, and I still turned out ok.

    I have a decent level of intelligence, a family that could financially afford to support me while in school (meaning I ate even when not working, low middle class), and a strong work ethic though.
     

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