In instances where a student is repeatedly exhibiting an issue, a formal problem solving conference is necessary.
REASONING and FEATURES: Both the teacher and the student answer questions on this document. This allows the foundation for collaboration as well as motivate student involvement in the problem-solving process. In this form, the problem is stated by the teacher and the student explains why they think the problem is happening. Depending on grade level, the student may write or draw to answer this question. For the younger grades, a feeling chart may be inserted into this portion for them to explain how they feel about the issue. This form includes a section for how the teacher can help and how the student can help solve the issue. This is important because the student will be able to take accountability and find a way where they can control their own situation. The student will also see that they are not expected to do this alone – the teacher is there and willing to help, as well.