Monica Baker, a 2nd Grade Teacher, had a student that could be easily distracted and disruptive. She decided it was important to have conference with him.
Ms. Baker: Do you like to do well in school?
Ms. Baker: Can you tell me why it’s important to do well?
Student: Because my mom is proud of me.
Ms. Baker: Is that important to you?
Student: Yes, I like it when she’s proud of me.
Ms. Baker: How could you remember that you AND your mom want you to do well?
Student: I could put a picture of her on my desk.
Ms. Baker: How would that help you?
Student: I could look at her and remember.
The simple plan has worked. Sometimes Ms. Baker just walks past and taps the picture to remind him to refocus.
The strategy worked so well that approximately 8 other students have done the same thing.
“Behavior has decreased and learning increased.” Ms. Baker