Attending an IEP meeting isn’t easy and many feel that they are too arduous. Prior to your next IEP meeting, try changing it up with these five simple tips:
1. Meet parents/stake holders in advance and discuss the student’s present levels. Include a conversation about the hopes and future dreams for the student.
2. Share favorite stories about the student.
3. Share things that concern you most about the student.
4. Make time to share something personal.
5. Be authentic.
These five tips are simple on the surface, yet are rarely taken advantage of while getting to know parents and the student’s teachers. IEP team members need to establish healthy relationships with one another in order to experience and feel trust and respect. The best way to do this is by developing common goals for the student and getting to know one another. To learn more check out Individual Education Plan Workbook for Success available through this site as well as Amazon.
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