May 24, 2012
As a retired teacher who still works as a substitute, there are times when I need to send home a letter explaining a student’s behavior problem or lack of work. I find it much better if the student writes the letter. This way I know the student understands what I am expecting to change, the parent knows that his or her child understands the problem, and — even better — it makes the student a part of the solution. Of course, if it’s a “good note,” this technique works even better.