Teacher Professor

March 16, 2010

Improvement Plan

Filed under: Autism,Schools,Tourette's Syndrome — Teacher Professor @ 2:29 pm

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”–Maya Angelou

So… here’s the plan.  Written in kid-friendly language after lots of tears, lots of conversation and signed by all of us… Complete with lots of visuals of Pirates and boxing.  PIRATES, btw, is a test-taking strategy from the University of Kansas- lots of wonderful research for its effectiveness.


Since we all agree that:

  • Ray is very smart
  • Ray is very strong
  • Ray is not going to be let anxiety win
  • Ray can improve his test scores

We will all do the following

Parents will:

  1. Provide good, healthy food
  2. Teach test-taking strategies of PIRATES
  3. Teach meditation
  4. Pay $.50 for every language arts and $.25 for every math online practice test that Ray gets above an 85%

Mrs. Lane will:

  1. Teach language arts well
  2. Let Ray know what he is doing well
  3. Remind him to use his strategies

Ray will:

  1. Not let this beat him- find his own strength
  2. Eat good food and any medicine the doctor recommends
  3. Use the PIRATES strategy
  4. Use the meditation strategies
  5. Earn money!


We might go broke, but it’s the best way I can think to do it!

1 Comment »

  1. […] grade experience boiled down to one day.   We worked with his teachers to come up with an Improvement Plan.  He took more practice tests.  We paid money to him for his practice efforts.  We researched […]

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