I’ve met many great teachers and we all seem to have one area that makes us exceptional. Last year I had the opportunity to meet a great teacher, Heidi, who was really adept at working with those students who are not always so easy to work with. She had a knack for making sure that students took responsibility in her class, even if they needed a little push from her.

She shared this with me last year, and I’m now using  it for the second year and I thought I’d share it with you.

Here are the questions that the student has to fill out.

  • What is the issue?
  • What is my primary responsibility in solving this issue?
  • Do I need help from anyone else to solve this issue?  If yes, who and how can this person help me solve the issue?
  • What would be a logical consequence if this issue is not resolved?

I used google docs to create this form as it automatically recorded the students email address and date and puts all of this information in a nice spreadsheet for me and I don’t have to keep track of paper.