This is a new addition to my ISS program.
The handout asks the student to:
1. Explain what he/she is sorry for.
2. What was learned while in ISS/detention
3. Which behavior expectation was not followed
4. Explain how he/she was expected to act
5. What the student will work on
6. How the student will prevent the problem in the future
7. What support is needed from the adult
I use the Reconnect Card when students are assigned to ISS because they have an issue/problem with a staff member. Since adults are so busy on campus they do not have time to have talks with the students before they return to class or whatever their role is on campus. So, I created the Reconnect Card as a way for there to be communication between the two before he/she returns to class.
Mike talked back to his teacher and used inappropriate language. Mike was suspended for the rest of the period as well as for that period the next day. Mike comes to ISS the next day for the full period. After a bit of counseling and discussion about his negative behavior Mike will complete the Reconnect Card to his teacher. This provides communication and maybe some closure to the incident.
In the past students would do something bad, serve their time and return to class. There was never any thought to the teacher who was the victim in the incident.
The Reconnect Card helps restore and rebuild the relationship and leave grudges at the door.
Even if you do not have an ISS program this could be used for students in detention or simply that are in trouble in your class. Administrators could also add this to their counseling session with students that are misbehaving.
Note: This is a Word document. It should show as ONE page. On my Reconnect Card I have added the school wide PBIS Behavior Expectations: PRIDE. If you have school wide Behavior Expectations I would edit mine out and replace it with yours. Or you can simply reword that section of the Card.