A resource teacher is a person who gives students extra help and support. Here at St. John Bosco, we believe academics should be delivered in a way that meets the needs of all students.
By offering differentiation in our classrooms, we are able to achieve this most of the time. Some students, however, learn at a different pace and/or they need extra time and support with concepts. Sometimes students learn better in smaller groups or one on one rather than with the whole class.
As the Resource Teacher, I:
- Help your child’s classroom teacher come up with new ways to help your child.
- Sometimes pull small groups of children to my room to work on specific skills.
- Facilitate small groups or individuals within the classroom.
- Work closely with teachers and parents.
If you believe your child is not moving towards meeting their grade level goals, please set up a conference with your child’s classroom teacher. Talk about your concerns, discuss your child’s growth in the classroom, and come up with ways both you and the classroom teacher can give your child more support. Some examples of more support might be:
- special homework or take home activities to help in particular areas
- weekly or daily progress reports sent home about students behavior and work
- referral to the Resource Room
- recommendations for outside tutoring
While your child’s teacher is your best resource for information on what your child is learning in the classroom, here is some additional information and activities for you to explore to help your child reach their goals.