Originally Posted by Cassie753
I actually have a carbon copy-type letter I send home to parents whenever kids engage in inappropriate behaviors beyond my first warning and student/teacher conference. It says something like, "Dear Parent, Recently your child has begun to exhibit inappropriate behaviors in the classroom. These behaviors are detrimental to the..." Then there's a two-column list of behaviors and I just check off the one(s) the kid is doing.
I like the carbonless copy because it's my record of parent contact. I like the letter format (rather than a phone call) because I find that I am unable to get ahold of parents by phone more than 75% of the time--not home, no voicemail, wrong number.
Just a hunch, but not getting a hold of parent more than 75% of the time-- are you teaching in an urban or low SES area
I need to make carbon copy like notes for my students--
more good behaviors:
under being kind to others-- could you be more descriptive as to what kind means, i.e.
giving others appropriate compliments
avoiding arguments with others to accomplish tasks?
Using manners, please, thank you, excuse me, sorry
Taking responsibilty for incorrect behavior or "violations" by following through with consequences.
When working as a team, giving everyone a fair share or turn.
Acknowledging the success of others in the class, and acknowleding personal success.
I guess the difference between good and bad behavior is just a matter of wording sometimes.