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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Scheduling Student Appointments

I have two special needs children and as such have learned the importance of individualized instruction first hand. For this reason, I am always looking for ways to better serve my students in order to meet their wants and needs. This is no easy task! Perhaps my vision is too lofty but as the Grinch once said "this is what these tests are for!"

Yesterday, I discussed my plans for dealing with absent students. It is going to happen, a student is going to miss a test and they will need to make it up. The table manager will write it on the post card but I need something to remind me as well. So I went to Vistaprint and created an appointment postcard. The table manager will write the name of the student and the test required under reason and place it in my mailbox (future blog post!) - this will serve as a reminder to me that during group time or centers I will need to schedule some time to administer the exam to the absent student.



These cards are also multi-functional. Students can use these to request one-to-one assistance on any issue they have including requests for tutoring or more challenging materials or a personal issue. Some students need more attention so they can request to have lunch with me. Sometimes a student may have a particular interest or passion that they want to pursue and they can request class time through this to do so.

How do you schedule missed exams? How do you manage the different needs and requests from your students? 

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1 Comments:

At February 24, 2012 at 10:38 AM , Blogger Abby said...

Great idea! I love that the kids can let you know when they have a need through writing instead of constantly bombarding with your name (that happens to me a lot). I may have to use this one day! :]

-Abby

 

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