Joy's mother is a frequent visitor at school. When she first arrives, she is expecting another negative meeting. Relationship between mother and daughter is very tense due to this. By suggesting an activity instead, the teacher hopes to build positive atmosphere
I'd like to try one activity, Joy, can you write what do you appreciate in your mom the most, while Ms Yang, you write a thank you note for your daughter.
Joy has been misunderstood by many people around her. Her response was alienation from study, friends and everything in her life. She would lock herself in the world of sketching and will get aggressive if someone tries to engage with her.
I'll draw the picture instead
Mother and Daughter share a moment and reach the consensus that Joy does have a shot at Art schools.
Joy, this picture is beautiful! You are such a talented artist!
Thank you mom, I didn't know you felt that way about me!
ok Joy, let's plan what's important for you, shall we?
Letting the student take part empowers them and serves as positive reinforcement at the same time.
I want to be an artist
High expectations are set via "No Opt Out" strategy.
How about you tell me what things you need to practice that will help you to get to Art school?
I will support you in Art, but in my class you'll have to submit all activities on time!
ok, they are just too easy for me sometimes.
Joy walks away thinking, shows great improvement in class.
You're welcome, I will see you in class!
Thank you, teacher, I will try harder, I promise.