Thursday, September 6, 2012

Remember...



Some notes regarding your meetings…

  • Purpose: Remember, the purpose of IDT meetings in the morning is…
    • To provide teams a consistent and uninterrupted opportunity to meet and identify students demonstrating academic and/or behavioral needs so as to strategize and develop plans for intervention (RtI) to support student progress towards academic achievement and/or positive behavior
  • Student Strengths- please do not forget to initiate your conversations around the student’s strengths. Although they may have areas of need, they also have areas of success. Try to highlight these first and focus the conversation in a positive direction so that potential solutions are what drives the path of our conversations.
  • IDT Protocol - Make sure you are using the protocol to structure your conversation about students.
  • IDT Student Data Checklist – This needs to be used by referring teachers to do some pre-data and information digging prior to coming to a meeting to discuss a student. Because these meetings are so short, we must ensure we are maximizing time spent. Therefore, teachers referring students need to complete the attached sheet prior to a meeting and submit it to their team so that all of the pertinent information is readily available to gear the conversation towards SOLUTIONS.