When working with students and families, it can be challenging to share results for struggling students. The goal is to better identify the problem and offer practical steps for improvement. This involves active listening, correct data gathering, and a follow through process --> Response to Intervention (RTI).
Teachers document and collect samples of the student work and his behavior. They begin to link how the two are connected and collaborate to identify patterns. The goal is to come up with a detailed plan to better
Behavior Ss Work Positive Exemplar Negative Poor
Link with positive behaviors and exemplar work.
Link with negative behaviors and poor work.
Teachers need to be aware of how Chris is doing in each of the classes and determine if it is their instructions, content, or other grouping and activities that causes Chris to act out and perform poorly. Patterns will emerge and changes can be made in the classroom for better data tracking.
After collaborating, it is important for teachers to form steps (RTI) and apply them in their classes. It will be especially important to track how each step (or Tiers) work in class. Finally, the teachers will be able to create effective steps to be consistent in each class and at home for support.
Call for a parent-teacher conference and include the student. Share sample work and include steps taken to help with the student's learning. Listen actively to the parents' concerns. Finally, provide steps to take at home to better support the student.
Offer a place (website/CMS) where class progress (academic & behavior) can be seen by both parents and teacher. Include updated comments with access to view the class work. Give parents steps with how they can continue to support with the school work.
Do a follow-up meeting with parents and students. Share how the steps have been working for the student in class and at home. Be ready to adjust the plan if required. Be honest and open to feedback. Consider additional counseling or support if RTI is not proving effective.