Elementary Strategies, Secondary Programs
From my experience before the pandemic and the shift to distance learning; elementary level teachers tend to look for new STRATEGIES and TECHNIQUES to use as an intervention. At secondary, the first ask is for a new PROGRAM or TOOL to address shortcomings and gaps.
One thing that works at all levels and in all situations is to dive deeper into RELATIONSHIPS and HOME LIFE as an academic or behavioral intervention. When my teachers wrote repeat referrals on the same students, I asked them to tell me something about that student’s life outside of school or about their life at home. If there was no deeper knowledge, I knew that’s where we needed to put in some work before we would really find any success.