Mr. Reid 2:27
Yeah, I mean, this doesn’t sound like Katie at all. So it’s probably something you’re doing.
Mhm, well, I admit, I am a young teacher. And another thing that we can think about is, this year, Katie has made a transition from middle school to high school.
Mr. Reid 2:45
She’s around a lot of new people, and that can be really stressful for some kids. And so that might be something that we want to consider. So I really want to make sure that I’m finding ways that I can engage Katie in the classroom and get her engaged with her peers. And so is there anything that you can tell me about Katie that she, I know that she really enjoys reading but are there any-?
Mr. Reid 3:10
Yeah, I mean experience makes a difference and, all of her other teachers had so much more experienced than you do so.
So is there anything that you know of that her previous teachers used to do that you think it would be beneficial for me to implement with Katie?
Mr. Reid 3:29
Ah, hmm. Last year’s teacher had her Katie and other students participating in a book club. That That went well. So
Mhm, yes. I think that’s a really excellent idea. There’s a lot of good books about history and I know Katie really enjoys fiction more than she does nonfiction. But there are a lot of people different types of history books. For example, I have a collection of graphic novels that can kind of give you that more fiction feel but are still definitely talking about accurate historical events. So I think engaging Katie in a book club, looking at maybe those kinds of books and engaging her with her peers would be a really excellent way to help her make those friendships and be more comfortable in our classrooms. So thank you for sharing
Mr. Reid 4:32
Hey there. So, last year’s teacher had, you know, Katie and other students read a book about-they were involved in a book club. I’m sorry.
Yeah, so I think that a book club could be a really cool thing in a history classroom. There are a lot of good books about history, and I know Katie really enjoys fiction more than nonfiction.
Mr. Reid 4:58
And I am, you know, worried about what this means for Katie. Socially.
Yeah. So, like I may have said before Katie is still doing very strongly academically, her grades certainly are not in any kind of threat or danger. But I do want to make sure that we’re taking care of all of Katie in this classroom, so
Mr. Reid 5:20
not only academics, but also socially. So does she have any good friends from school that you know of that maybe she hangs out with or talks about?
Mr. Reid 5:31
I mean, maybe it’s me, you know, I mean, there’s a weight on my shoulders, so.
Is that something that you’d like to talk about or share? It’s perfectly okay if you don’t.
Mr. Reid 5:43
There are challenges at work. So,
Yeah, and that can be very difficult and I know children are very perceptive they can certainly pick up on when we are struggling and kind of take that with them. But they’re also very resilient. So I have no doubt that Katie will be able to spring back from whatever she may be experiencing right now. And that we can definitely get her engaged in the classroom.
Mr. Reid 6:17
No worries. But so I think we’ve come up with some really good ideas here today, I think that book club will be a wonderful start to getting Katie more engaged with her peers. So I really want to thank you again, for coming out to meet with me today and for sharing all of the information that you’ve shared. I think that’s really going to help me to help Katie.
Mr. Reid 6:40
Yeah and, you know, let’s follow up. You know, anything I could do to help.
Yeah, certainly. I would love to check in with you in the coming weeks to see how the progress is coming with what we’ve talked about today.
Mr. Reid 6:53
All right, thank you.