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Sally is worried about Rob’s home situation

During a class discussion, Sally, a 10th-grade English teacher, learned that Rob was living with his uncle, who works the night shift at the local filling station. She had noticed that lately, Rob was coming to school looking tired, and that his clothes had not been laundered recently. He’d been sitting at the back of the room, separate from his peers and seemed disengaged from his work. Was he even reading the assigned novel? Was he getting any assistance with finding resources for his I-Search Project? These were issues she brought up with her mentor: “Hey, Margaret, I’m glad we had a time to talk set up for today. I have a situation that I’m not sure what to do about. I’ve got this student in my 10th-grade English class who I just found out is living with his uncle, who works the night shift! He has no one in the household who is seeing to it that he gets rest and stays clean. No wonder he hasn’t been doing well at school…”

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