Using Checklists to Prevent Failure [Recommended Podcast]

First, the Harvard Business IdeaCast is a must listen podcast. Second, checklisting isn’t a method for mindless scripting or automation. It’s a medium for exercising discipline, creativity, and professionalism. Checklists don’t have to be rigid series of prescriptive tasks. Checklists can be collections of descriptive stages in the problem-solving process

Suggestions for steps on any teacher’s checklist:

Get a second observer.

Brainstorm multiple interventions or solutions.

Collect and record data and observations.

Ask the student and family about the concern.