Ms Jones. I have called you here today to speak with you about your son Jeremy. He has been doing a great job completing his assignments in class, and his quiz scores are impressive.
However, I do have some concerns about his behavior in class. He often speaks out of turn, and has a tendency to distract his peers in class. He is a very bright student, so I know that he has no difficulty understanding what is going on in class, but I worry that his behavior is affecting the learning of some of his classmates
Oh my gosh..... I am so sorry. Are you sure this isn't Timmy's fault?! I believe Timmy can be a bad influence on him.
A few days ago I did have to separate Jeremy and Timmy. They have such a beautiful connection to each other but don't yet have the self control to learn in class when sitting next to each other. With both boys we discussed how there are rules and how they help to keep us safe and also help us to maintain a positive learning atmosphere for everyone. Is he able to follow the rules at home? Is there anything that you do that might help me in class with him?
Thank you for talking to him. He is definitely pushing boundaries at home and I am open to any suggestions to help channel his behavior in a positive way.
That’s great, thank you for being so understanding. In my experiences, behavior contracts have been a very effective tool in monitoring and improving student behavior. Together with Timmy, we can all create the contract, so that he knows exactly what is expected of him and feels like he has a say in the process.
Every week I will send a behavior chart home with him, for you to sign, to let you know how he is progressing or if there are any areas he still needs to improve upon.
Oh, that sounds like a good idea. Anything I can do to help
Thank you so much for your support. At the end of the month we can meet again to discuss his overall progress. If things start to get worse, I will contact you right away. Likely the only thing that would happen is he would bring home his behavior chart for you to sign. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to message me directly through the class website, class123.
Sounds great! I will be sure to message you if I have any questions. See you soon!