Teacher’s Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, by nationally known educators Jessica Sprick and Tricia Berg, provides teachers with the information and resources they need to build a strong classroom-based initiative to improve the attendance of all students, creating a classroom culture of attendance with easy-to-implement strategies. Sprick and Berg provide concrete and practical strategies for teachers to implement in their own classrooms to address chronic absence and improve the attendance of all students, including:
- A framework for implementation
- Sample lesson plans
- Examples and reproducibles for reinforcement systems
- Talking points for use with students and families
- Real-world examples of successful classroom-based approaches
- Handouts for parents on establishing routines, dealing with technology and more
When teachers apply the easy-to-implement and minimally invasive strategies presented, they will see significant improvements in student attendance.
Visit the ASCD site to view a recording of Tackling Attendance Challenges: School- and Classroom-Based Approaches, a webinar with authors Jessica Sprick and Tricia Berg. Learn how to effectively monitor attendance data and create tiered systems of support to address absenteeism. Practical strategies for school leaders and teachers will help you shift from reactive and punitive models toward proactive and positive approaches to improve all students’ attendance.