LU6 Assignment: Meaningful Monitoring

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LU6 Assignment: Using the information provided from the videos, MTSS information and previous slide, please respond to Question 1 Chapter 9 on pages 88 and 90. LU6 Question 1:“Meaningful Monitoring” by Joy Dye, Chapter 9 p. 88: What are some of the changes Mr. Lind can make in order to achieve his desire to have a more visual and accurate system of monitoring how his students are progressing toward their goals? (CC854)? Response: Mr. Lind, a two year special education teacher (junior high students), prepares for his parent report card conferences. He is seeking more than samples of work from the students to show the parents. Is Mr. Lind effectively using the Responsiveness to Instruction (RTL) model? In the near future, Mr. Lind needs…show more content…
Review of the student(s) IEP may have created a preconceived notion towards the student(s). In order to receive special education, the labeling is created to assist the teacher in knowing the students background educational issues. This labeling should be used as a tool only instead of defining who the student is. Each student has different learning methods and it is up to the teacher to find the best way to teach each and every student. The IEP records are only used as a starting point for teaching the student and it is up to the teacher to know the students strengths and weakness in learning. The student and teacher can discover together how best to help each student in the classroom, for each student has unique learning qualities. The teacher is aware of a problem and the next step is taking action to be better prepared for parent report card conferences. Whether that involves talking to a special education specialist for additional guidance, possibly moving the…show more content…
Mr. Lind needs to design a monitoring system that is more personalized for each students based upon their IEP’s and interviews with the student(s), parents and anyone involved on the IEP team. In other words, he needs to know each student better in order to create a process to establish setting goals, planning, monitoring, reviewing, and adjusting. Many students with a disability, especially those with traumatic brain injury are not aware of how to set goals, or make plans for their future. A standardized monitoring system will not work across the board. Therefore, talking with the student(s) will open the door to a self-monitoring system he/she might understand. It will take a lot of effort and patience to help students with learning disabilities to learn how to set goals, and self-monitor themselves but it will allow the student to become more involved with his/her progress and setting goals. For instance, a chart could be designed to show daily tasks for the week, due dates and final grades. A student folder is set up for the student: The student(s) review and completes the chart each day and returns the chart to their student folder. At the end of the

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