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Tools for Improving Attendance

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Age Range: KS3

Effective ways of motivating those at risk of truancy. Worksheets incorporate tried-and-tested methods to increase students’ self-esteem and develop their problem-solving skills. Students learn to recognise that they are responsible for the choices they make. Resources in Section A are designed for Key Stage 3 students of mixed ability while Section B is for reluctant attenders from the KS3 age range

Lesson plan topics include: Group and school identity; Building trust; Recording and improving attendance; Motivation; Positive aspects of school life.

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Size: 95 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 176 4
Author(s): Sotiris Soteriades
Code: TFIA
Popularity rank: 113
Average Customer Review:  * * * * *  based on 2 reviews

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Contents List

LESSONS

SECTION A: WHOLE-CLASS WORKSHEETS

  • 11 SETTLING IN Year 7 students reflect on how they feel in their new school. Evaluation.
  • 13 ALL ABOUT ME Starting the process of group bonding.
  • 15 WHY BOTHER WITH SCHOOL? Focusing on reasons for coming to school.
  • 17 WHAT MAKES A TEAM? Focusing on team membership and how everyone is essential to a team.
  • 19 OUR CLASS CONTRACT Producing a class contract to help everyone see the need to work together as a team. Evaluation and Review.
  • 21 I HATE SCHOOL! Reflecting on some of the reasons people may not want to come to school.
  • 23 FEELINGS Reflecting on feelings about their first few weeks back at school.
  • 25 THE POWER OF NEGOTIATION Exploring how and when to negotiate.
  • 27 WRONG ASSUMPTIONS Discussing the assumptions people make about behaviour.
  • 29 TAKING CONTROL The importance of being proactive and taking responsibility for decisions.
  • 31 GETTING TO THE TOP Exploring the 'weights' we carry and creating peer support. Evaluation and Review.
  • 33 BLIND AND VULNERABLE Building trust and developing empathy.
  • 35 TEAMWORK Focusing on teamwork and giving constructive feedback.
  • 37 EXPOSURE Giving space for self-disclosure.
  • 39 TRUST Building trust within the group. Evaluation and Review.
  • 41 EVALUATION Evaluating the course so far, reviewing and setting individual targets.
  • 43 THE LEAP OF DEATH The importance of trust and group work.
  • 45 POSITIVE STROKES The power of praise and reinforcement.
  • 47 OVERCOMING OBSTACLES Recognising decisions and obstacles.
  • 49 RACING AHEAD What motivates people to want to come to school?
  • 51 A GAME OF CHANCE Things we can change and things we can't. Evaluation and Review.

SECTION B: TARGETED-GROUP WORKSHEETS

  • 57 BREAKING THE ICE Breaking the ice and working as a group.
  • 59 COLOUR-CONSCIOUS Using physical contact as a way of breaking down barriers.
  • 61 WHAT'S ON OFFER? What school offers students.
  • 63 I'M NOT ON MY OWN Building an affinity within the group to realise we can share our problems.
  • 65 MY PRIVATE FEELINGS Sharing feelings on some important issues. Evaluation and Review.
  • 67 GOOD AND BAD POINTS Identifying problem areas in the behaviour of teachers, students and friends.
  • 69 ME AND MY SHADOW Focusing on the individual and individual choices.
  • 71 MY GOAL Recognising we can do something about our problems.
  • 73 PRIMARY FEARS Feelings students may have before coming to secondary school.
  • 75 TIME TO TEACH Peer tutoring to gain self-esteem and confidence. Evaluation and Review.
  • 77 PROBLEM SOLVING Facing up to problems and thinking of ways to solve them.
  • 79 DRAMATIC CHANGES Working as a group to plan a performance.
  • 81 CRITICAL REVIEWS Working as a group to perform a play and evaluate the performances of other groups. Evaluation and Review.

APPENDIX: TOOLS FOR IMPROVING ATTENDANCE

  • 86 EVALUATION SHEET for use with Settling In
  • 87 ATTENDANCE RECORD for use with Settling In
  • 88 STATEMENT CARDS: WHY BOTHER WITH SCHOOL?
  • 89 STATEMENT CARDS: I HATE SCHOOL!
  • 90 STATEMENT CARDS: WRONG ASSUMPTIONS
  • 91 GETTING TO THE TOP for use with Taking Control
  • 92 OBSERVATION SHEET for use with Teamwork
  • 93 OBSTACLE GAME for use with Overcoming Obstacles
  • 95 STATEMENT CARDS: MY PRIVATE FEELINGS
  • 96 SILHOUETTES for use with Good and Bad Points
  • 97 STORYBOARDS for use with Problem Solving
  • 99 CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
  • 101 ATTENDANCE TARGET CARD

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28/06/17

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29/06/15

I work in a middle school and the resources are much better suited for elementary.
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