Teacher prep can be time consuming, but it is extremely necessary for the smooth running of the SLC. Things the teacher needs to accomplish before the meeting can be held includes but is not always limited to the following:
Examples of typical paperwork are in the Appendix. Open each document or website and look at it critically, considering what might or might not apply to your school or set of students. What would you change and why?
Students actually bear the majority of the burden when it comes to preparation. It is their duty to lead the meeting, explaining their progress in the class or classes (most SLCs involve a single class unless there are scheduling considerations), providing examples of work and answering questions from both the teacher and the parent. The student needs to understand the distinction between a reason and an excuse; they should be totally honest during the SLC when explaining difficulties they are experiencing.
The key concepts behind this portion of the SLC are:
Examples of typical student paperwork are in the Appendix.
Opportunity to practice:
Click on the first link below to open a blank document that is frequently used by teachers to prepare for the SLC. Fill it out as mindfully as you can, and then check it against the example document in the link below it, which has already been completed. Evaluate the differences between them and decide what you want in your document. Make the changes to either document and save it to your drive as your own template.