September 12, 2007
1) Document, document, document! Document every phone call, copy every note sent home, and have parents come in for a conference with the student, support system, principal and you. 2) Don't let there be any surprises. Send home missing work reports and make sure administration knows what you're doing. 3) Don't lower expectations for the class because of a few students. 4) Differentiate if needed for certain students. 5) Start the year with a few things you KNOW they can do. There really is something to that positive feeling students get when they see 100% on a few papers.