Collaborative Team Meetings

Collaborative solution focused meetings provide an opportunity for teachers to bring forward an identified classroom need, an identified need of a small group of students or an individual student need.  (Parent involvement is required prior to an individual student need is presented at the team meeting.)

A continuous loop of supports involves:

  • Identification of an issue/need as presented by a teacher
  • A plan of action is designed and implemented
  • The school based / school linked team determine follow-up and next steps (i.e. no further action; further intervention/strategies; referral beyond the school team to the extended team or community partners/supports)
  • The team monitors implementation to ensure the action plan has resulted in the desired outcomes (meet again if needed)
  • Identify a lead for each case, who will monitor process and progress

Engagement in the collaborative solution-focused process results in:

  • More creative solutions for classrooms and students
  • Moving away from the role of specialist/expert to shared learning
  • A transformative shift to collective responsibility and accountability
  • Fewer specialized assessments as teacher and parent data/information are utilized first to support the generation of strategies and ideas for implementation
  • Ongoing feedback and student progress monitoring to ensure success

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