Having worked for many years in various classrooms and early learning centres, I have observed the success of classroom behaviour management when appropriate information is collected about behaviour, goals, learning strategies, and student needs.
I understand that paperwork is tedious and draining. I have to type pages and pages of reports and data collection every day. However, we can't improve what we don't measure and we need to collect information about a child's learning and behaviour so that we can provide the appropriate services and resources which will suit their needs.
I know… you’re probably rolling your eyes at the thought of more documentation. But there are some types of documentation that are crucial for therapists like me to be able to do my job effectively.
As you may already know, I only get to see a snapshot of your day. This could be during the best time of day for you, or the worst time of day for you. A snapshot is helpful but if you came into my home right now you would think my twins were angels, come again at 4:45pm when dinner is on the stove and your snapshot will be completely different.
This document here allows me to have an idea of how your day is going from start to finish. Completing this document every day for 2 weeks can help me to look for patterns and triggers. This type of information helps me to write an action plan that has a greater success rate than just going by a snapshot.
Download these templates and collect data quickly and easily for your individualised learning plan meeting, parent support meetings, and case study sessions.
I have made these templates as easy as possible to fill out while you're busy on the job supporting children in the classroom.