Procedure: Menu of Options & Choose Intervention
There are six elements of effective menu creation and planning:
How to Use the Check-Up Menu
Choosing an Intervention and Planning
The CCU Planning Form guides the process of developing goals and breaking down each goal into tasks that need to be completed to ensure the teacher can implement the strategies in their classroom. Begin by writing down the areas upon which the teacher wants to focus. Next, choose the strategy or strategies the teacher will use in the classroom from the Check-Up Menu. Break down what tasks need to be completed to start implementing (e.g., read over the “How To” section above, and then organize materials needed to use the strategy). From these tasks, determine how each task will get done, what resources are needed, and set a timeline for completion.
End the meeting by asking the teacher the ruler questions. These questions will get the teacher to talk about why it is important for them to meet the goals of the plan and why they are confident they can meet the goal. Lastly, end by discussing what could get in the way of meeting the goal and how this can be avoided. These discussions are intended to motivate the teacher toward successfully completing the plan and using the strategies in their classroom.
- Be creative and flexible in thinking of possible problems and solutions.
- Invite the teacher to contribute to ideas about the plan.
- Offer advice only when invited or after you get permission.
- Get the teacher to identify a specific, measurable, and realistic goal(s).
- Anticipate barriers and what might go wrong with a plan.
- Give authentic affirmations.
- Use concise summary statements throughout the meeting.
- Ask the ruler questions.
Reflection & Tips:
References to Other Relevant Resources:
Reinke, W., Herman, K., & Sprick, R. (2011). Motivational interviewing for effective classroom management: The classroom check-up. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Sprick, R., Knight, J., Reinke, W. M., Skyles, T., & Barnes, L. (2010). Coaching Classroom Management: Strategies and Tools for Administrators and Coaches. (2nd ed.). Eugene, OR: Pacific Northwest Publishing.