Thank you for coming today. Saoud is a great student and I care about him. His recent behavior concerns me; he's been jumping out of his seat during lessons and walking around the classroom too many times a day to count.
Actually this doesn't surprise me. I had a similar conversation with his teacher last year.
Sometimes it seems his intentions are to be helpful, like when he runs up to the board to pick up something I've dropped. Other times it seems he's doing this for attention from the other students. I've talked to him about his behavior and its distracting effect on others.
My son is active, that's true. His father thinks we should put him in sports after school. He needs some kind of outlet for all his energy.
I've assigned Saoud a job in the classroom -- to pass out books to the other students. This gives him a chance to move around at times that are appropriate during class time, but his behavior has not changed much.
What can we do to work on this? I want him to be focused during lessons so that we don't have to spend so much time going over schoolwork at home.
Well, I've come up with a behavior plan for Saoud and he's agreed to work on it with me. But it would also be helpful if you would talk to him at home about it.
Yes, his father and I will both have a talk with him.
I would also like to keep you informed of his progress in terms of changing behavior each week. If you would have the time to stop and chat at the end of each week, that would help a lot.
Yes, I think I can manage that. If not, you can always email me. I would like to know how he's doing.
Ok, that sounds great. Saoud and I will be working on this each day and I will make a behavior chart for him that will help him monitor how he's doing.
And his father and I will ask him each day how he did in class. I'm sure we will see improvement soon.