School is in session. It's time to get organized!
Here is a set of 7 handy documents that every teacher needs to stay documented and organized all year long. Student slips need to be cut out.
- Parent Call Log (teacher)
I recommend that every teacher make an effort to call every parent at the beginning of the school year or semester so that every parent gets an introduction to you and you both start out on a good foot. Discuss your enthusiasm for your content and your expectations for your students. Invite them to upcoming parent nights, make sure they are connected to the school parent portal and maybe share a few ways parents can help their scholar soar. Great source of documentation.
- Tutoring Log (teacher) & Tutoring Slip (student)
It's always important to keep track of who is coming and how much it is helping them. I have also included some student request slips for tutoring. They can serve as parent/student reminders, agreements, or as a pass. Great source of documentation.
- Tardy Log (teacher)
Ensuring student success should be at the forefront of every teacher's mind. Make it a part of your classroom routine that when a student is late they should sign in via the tardy log. It minimizes distractions while also ensuring you either correct the attendance or address any issues when the time is right. Great source of documentation.
-Detention Log (teacher) and Slip (student)
Serves as both a parent/student reminder and hallway pass.
-Restroom Pass (student)
It's important to positively reinforce time on task. Choose how many restroom passes are to be assigned to each of your students per six weeks or semester. Write their name on each. The goal is to encourage students to use their passing periods wisely so that they can maximize their instructional time. Be sure to reward those who do not use theirs with extra credit.