Our school utilized the Schools Attuned management binder resource to help us in coming up with strategies for students who were sent to the Student Assistance Team. As our school switches over to more research based interventions that must be documented and graphed to show growth or not, we are using the interventions in the binder as Tier I strategies mostly. I believe that the lessons and activities related to the constructs should be taught regardless of whether or not children are sent to the SAT. These interventions are not brand new. They are things we should be doing anyhow, as educators, to teach our students about how they learn best. At that point, then the interventions could be added to strengthen one’s teaching.
During our last week of school the third graders put on the Schools Attuned Fair for the upcoming second graders. Although this is usually supposed to be presented to parents, we decided to try something new. We learned about the constructs throughout the year and then spent the last three weeks reveiwing and learning the specific lessons for the fair. It was a huge success. The third graders were able to take it very seriously and station managers knew their roles. We had several children “floating” around to help if anyone needed it. The second graders enjoyed the morning as well. They enjoyed the lessons and learned about their learning. Next year, we hope to continue working with the second graders and find a night to invite the parents. Diane Childress