Do you know what is lacking in so many small group special education classrooms? It’s student accountability. Are your students truly held accountable for what you teach them on a daily basis? Do they know that their skills and performances are being assessed and reviewed? Do they have to study for a quiz? Do they know that employees have performance reviews? You can teach, model and discuss all day long, but until your students know that they are being held accountable for what’s being taught, the skills and knowledge will most likely NOT “stick.”
Well… you have come to the right place.
Accountability is what you will find as an integral part of our curriculum and lessons. This one word sums up one thing that makes our lessons unique and our activities work. This is a missing puzzle piece for many lessons in special education small group classrooms. In our lessons, you will find quizzes, grading rubrics, and data sheets all which hold students accountable. For example, as part of the Serving Up Success curriculum, when students are out sick, they are expected to call the school and leave a message for their teacher indicating that they will be missing work that day. This is what Serving Up Success is all about. Real world job skills in a real-world setting.
The Serving Up Success curriculum also contains weekly grading rubrics. These rubrics are meant to be discussed and shared with students as an employer would conduct an employee review. Students know and understand that they are being scored on effort, attitude and communication skills. Holding students accountable for what they learn and have been taught is a key component to teaching life skills. All of the soft skills taught through the Serving Up Success curriculum hinge on holding students accountable.