Mrs. Anderson determines how she will discuss Andy's performancewith Mr. Owens.
I do not want the conversation to be negative so I have prepared a list of what Andy is doing well to show Mr. Owens his potential. I have created a list of situations in which Andy thrives, and have made a list of discussion points to keep the conversation on track.
I have a meeting tomorrow with Mr. Owens to discuss Andy's poor performance in class. Andy consistently does not pay attention in class, distracts his peers and deliberately does not partake in claswork.
Mrs. Anderson starts by telling Mr. Owens positive attributes about Andy. She wants to show Mr. Owens that she knows his son and is on his team.
Hello Mr. Owens. Thank you for meeting me to discuss Andy's performance in class.
Andy has been an excellent member of the classroom and actively welcomes other students. He is clearly a bright student and has excellent potential.
Thank you Mrs. Anderson. Andy is a bright boy, his mother and I are very proud of him!
Unfortunately, Andy has not been performing to the level I know he is capable of. Here is an example of a recent worksheet we did in class. As you can tell, Andy did not complete any of the problems. Often, during work time, Andy has been acting out and distracting other students.
That does look like Andy's writing but how can that be? He knows how to complete this work, he does this at home with his mother and I.
Mrs. Anderson is sure to ask for Mr. Owens opinion before suggesting her own thoughts. She wants this to be a partnership and wants Andy's parents to feel heard.
I had figured as much. Andy is a bright boy and I would like to help him achieve his full potential. Do you have any idea why he may not be completing his work in class?
You mentioned he has been acting out in class. HIs mother and I noticed he needs a quiet room to complete his work at home. Is it possible he is getting distracted by the classroom and unable to focus?
This certainly could be the case. He currently sits at a table with several peers. I can provide Andy a separate workspace to sit at when completing work.
That is an excellent idea. His mother and I will have a discussion with him about completing work at school as well.
Mrs. Anderson is sure to create open lines of communication. She does not want the conversation to end at this meeting and knows continual communication is key to success for all parties.
Wonderful! I will send you weekly updates on Andy's progress and we can re-evaluate if his new seating is helping his performance. Please also let me know if there is anything else you and Mrs. Owens think would be helpful for Andy.
Definitely! Thank you for including us in this conversation, Mrs. Anderson.