How to use this book
This agenda booklet is intended to increase daily communication between students, parents, and educators. In addition to providing daily feedback to parents, students should take time to reflect on their behavior and academic performance daily. Each progress page includes a few blank lines for students to write a couple of reflection sentences for that particular day. Also, there are additional note/reflection pages at the back of the booklet for extended responses and journaling if desired. For educators, this is a quick way to keep parents informed of student performance and progress. Including this booklet into your grading system would be a great way to ensure continual cooperation from students. This is also an effective way to gather data on students. For instance, each page allows provides a snap shot a student’s performance on certain days of the week (Does Sammy act up every Friday?, Does Kara ‘forget’ her homework every Wednesday?, etc.). For administrators looking for a way to help create an intervention plan and track that struggling student, these pages can be easily collected once parents have reviewed and signed acknowledging that they have review the day’s report.
Prior to implementing this checks and balance system, review all expectations with the student and have him/her complete the Expectation and Goals pages. The latter allows students to create personal goals and determine the rewards and consequences throughout this process. It would be beneficial to schedule follow-up sessions every 2-3 weeks to determine if students are making significant improvement and distribute the agreed upon rewards and/or consequences. There is great flexibility with this point card system, so please utilize it in a manner that best fits your school’s needs and expectations. I wish each participant the best and believe that you will improve with time and effort.
Keisha L. Williams, M.Ed.