Below are sample observations which might appear on the cards.
Likes to work alone; shy and withdrawn; wears a great deal of make-up.
She has a good self concept and is friendly. Her preferred learning style is visual based on the modality survey.
Leader, at times domineering, likes to play games where money is involved.
His preferred learning style is auditory (from the modality survey). He can be a “bully,” especially in competitive games. He tends to use aggressive language with those who are not considered athletic.
By the time the first parent/teacher conferences rolled around, the student teacher had at least two observations for each child. This allowed them to share specific things (besides grades) with the parents/guardians. As the year progressed, more observations were added; so, that a parent/guardian as well as the student teacher could readily see progress in not only grades, but in behavior and social skills. The cards were also an easy reference for filling out the paperwork for a 504 plan or an IEP (Individual Education Plan). As a result of utilizing the cards, the student teachers learned pertinent and important facts related to the whole child which in turn created an effective and relevant parent/teacher conference.
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