Scenario for Role Play 20
Robert Mills is an eleven-year-old fifth-grade student of average ability. You mailed home letters during the first grading period indicating that Robert was not completing his assignments. After grades were assigned, Clara arrived at school quite hostile and angry about Robert’s poor grades. She claimed to have received one note, talked to Robert, and Robert claims that the problem was solved. She believes the "real" problem is a personality clash between Robert and you. It is time for a conference with Clara to try and solve the problem as Robert still is not completing his class assignments.
- Possible background information
- Behavioral causes
- Possible solutions
- Consider theories, models, or other information used to help guide your decision making
- Create a script for talking with Clara.
Parent role - Clara Mills
Your son, Robert, is an eleven-year-old fifth-grade student of average ability. The teacher claimed letters were sent home during the first grading period indicating that he was not completing his assignments. You received one letter about Robert early in the year. Robert claims there were no other letters and that he was getting his work done but that the teacher was never satisfied. After grades were assigned, you went to school quite hostile and angry about Robert’s poor grades. You believe there is a personality clash between Robert and the teacher. If the teacher wanted to help Robert the teacher could have called and talked to you. Just because you are a single parent does not mean that you are unable to care for Robert. The teacher wants to talk to you again, so you go and listen.
Teacher - Suggestions
- Talk with the parent(s) to try and allow them to acknowledge the reasons for their actions and if they are valid or not.
- Agree with the parent and ask the parent for a solution.
- Send work home and require it be signed by the teacher and returned.