Personal Statement : An Incident That Took Place At My Placement School This Past Week At La Matheson

Personal Statement : An Incident That Took Place At My Placement School This Past Week At La Matheson

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Hello I just wanted to inform all of you about an incident that took place at my placement school this past week at LA Matheson. I am sorry it is quite long but I wanted to share what took place with you all. Also I am sorry if there are writing errors I am supposed to be working on my lesson plan right now but I wanted to get this off my chest.



On Wednesday I saw that a student was very visibly upset about something so I took him outside of the classroom after asking my SA if I could. The student and I had a good conversation, and he told me that another student was touching his turban and trying to knock it off his head. The student also expressed to me that he knows he is getting angry about the situation and he is trying very hard to control himself. I told him that I think it would be a good idea to have a conversation with the other student with a counselor present. I asked him if I could arrange that and he agreed. When I got back to my classroom I was bit upset by our conversation and told my SA I would tell her about our conversation in a minute as I was just going to start my lesson. Thankfully I ended up telling my SA right away, and my SA went and informed the counselor who was busy at the moment so she ended up telling one of the vice-principles. When the end of the day bell rang my SA and I were talking about the situation and another teacher who is pregnant came in and told us that the two kids ended up getting into a physical fight in her class and then ran off. She said the vice-principal had come in and only talked to one of the students and then the student was sent back into the classroom. This made me extremely upset and I had a rough night. I realized that I need to work on leaving my school related issue...


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...classroom, and then shortly after the other student came into the classroom as well. I was still ok with being in the classroom myself but it was a bit disheartening that no one on the administration team or any counselor did not call or let my SA know that both these students would be in the classroom that block, what situation took place, what guidelines or rules for implemented.
Overall, I am forming connections with the students at this school, they are great kids and they say things throughout the day that truly make my day. I just wanted to share one of the experience that took place in my placement last week which was a big reality check of the kinds of things teachers have to deal with. Since I am only two months into the program it was a lot to deal with and I will jump back from this situation, but this definitely was mentally and emotionally hard for me.

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