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Please help my disruptive 7 year old and his teacher

Hi, has anyone had any success with teachers being able to stop the disruptive behaviors of their primary school kids in classrooms? WHAT WERE THEY? I am deflated at this point, I have a gorgeous 7 yr old gifted son who like many has had his fair shares of ups and downs because of this. He was moved from prep to year 1 mid way thru last year (after his assessment) which helped massively but here we are mid way through term 2 and he is still being removed from the class for constant chit chat and trying to be funny to get the other kids to like him. At home while the boundaries are very clear he is a delicious entertaining non disruptive happy little man. When I pick him up from school, he has his head held low and is deflated. I feel like we have tried every angle to help him an the school and am failing! Does anyone have any advice that may be helpful, any tactics their teachers have used to help our little ones? much appreciated.
Date: 24-May-2011 @ 8:34 am
Rating: 5
Views: 3863
Status: Approved
Author: Scott

Re: Please help my disruptive 7 year old and his teacher

Hi Scott, I understand where you are coming from. I have only just formally discovered my 6 yo son is gifted after having him independently assessed. We are going through the same thing at the moment. In having my son independently assessed it means I have the advice of a professional outside of school and well to be blunt, it puts the onus on the school to provide support and the right kind of learning activities. Much like your son, we find that at home everything flows easily. At school though my son is a square peg trying to fit into a round hole. Go to the board of education website and read up on what measures of support a school is obliged to provide. I have a meeting with the school this Friday but I can already see that my sons teacher has deemed him "too hard" and whether consciously or not, singles him out. Sorry, havent really answered your question but I guess gets all the facts together, get an independent opinion and then see if the attitude changes when they discover they have a gifted student in their midst.
Date: 30-May-2011 @ 1:13 pm
Rating: 0
Views: 2600
Status: Approved
Author: Lucija

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