Describe the six steps involved in conducting family-school problem solving meetings. Describe why this process is ideal when dealing with culturally diverse families. Include why the listening and communications skills are key to successful problem solving.
- Step One: Preparing the Student and Parents
- Step Two: Orienting to the Meeting Purpose and Process and Introductions
- Step Three: Listening and Clarifying Participants' Concerns and Blocking Blame
- Step Four: Validating and Checking for Consensus About Shared Concerns
- Step Five: Expanding Solution Ideas
- Step Six: Setting Up an Action Plan and Follow-Up