Good morning James! It's time to start your daily diary, can you please get your diary out?
School Based Team Meeting
Thanks for meeting with me, team. I am really struggling with James. He is causing so much disruption every day when we work on our diaries...
Let's schedule a time to complete an ALSUP for James. This will help us determine some unsolved problems.
ALSUP follow up
Hey Ms. A, since you're our team leader for Ross Greene's CPS work, would you mind having a Plan B conversation with Ms. T concerning James? Here is his completed ALSUP.
This happens everyday...*sigh*
Absolutely! I"ll connect with Ms. T right away and schedule a time to have a Plan B conversation with her and James as soon as possible.
AHHHH! AHHH! AHHH!
James is so annoying!
Three weeks later Ms. T and James were still struggling with the morning routine. James still wasn't finishing his diary in the morning and Ms. T was still having to keep James in at recess every day. Ms. T decided to school a meeting with SBT for guidance on how she could help James find success with his diary writing.
A few days later...
Hey James, Ms. T has shared with me that you are having difficulty starting to write in your diary in the morning every day...what's up?
Ms. T spoke with her SBT, who are trained in Dr. Ross Green's work around collaborative and proactive solutions (CPS). SBT members suggested they help Ms. T complete an ALSUP (diagnostic tool) to help determine what some of James' lagging skills and unsolved problems might be, Ms. T agreed. The team did the ALSUP together.
25 minutes later...
Thanks for talking with us this afternoon, James, Ms. T and I learned a lot about you during this conversation. Let's finish there for today and we will continue to solve this problem together next week.
Members of the SBT reviewed James' completed ALSUP and found a time that worked with Ms. T and James to sit down and have a Plan B conversation. Thankfully, the conversation was scheduled within the week so the unsolved problem could be worked on immediately.
Plan B debrief
I think the Empathy Step of Plan B went really well! We learned a lot about James and now we have a few ideas about how we can help him with this unsolved problem.
Why is he not able to work during class time? Every day this is such a struggle and nothing works except keeping him in at recess...
James, Ms. T and Ms. A (CPS team leader at the school) sit down for a Plan B conversation. James talks for 25 minutes about the difficulties he faces in the classroom every morning. Ms. T and Ms. A listen, reflect out loud, dig deeper through questioning, and eventually summarize the unsolved problem,
Following the Empathy Step of the Plan B conversation, Ms. T and Ms. A decide to follow up with James after the weekend. This allows the teachers time to connect and collaborate about some possible solutions to James' unsolved problem, The teachers schedule the next meeting with James for Tuesday morning the next week.
Dear Diary...on the weekend I played with my best friend. We played "digging for crystals" and it was fun...
Ms. T and Ms. A debrief with another CPS team member following the Plan B (Empathy Step) conversation with James. The teachers work together to create a few solutions to offer James, knowing that James will play a role in offering his own solutions as well. The team is aware that if the solutions don't work out, everyone will return to Plan B and try again.
Yes! We will meet with James again on Tuesday to collaboratively decided upon solutions to this unsolved problem, with the understanding that we can return to Plan B and try again if we have to.