LATE Model for teach­ers

The Australian Education Reporter - - GREAT LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS -

• Lis­ten - Thank the stu­dent for shar­ing the in­for­ma­tion with you, ask open ended ques­tions, use non-in­va­sive com­mu­ni­ca­tion op­tions such as walk and talk; • Ac­knowl­edge the young per­son’s con­cerns - us­ing re­as­sur­ing state­ments such as ‘It sounds like you are hav­ing a tough time’;

• Talk about op­tions - so that stu­dents feel in con­trol of their own prob­lems. Ask the stu­dent what they have tried al­ready and if it has worked for them and what they would like you to do to help them;

• End with en­cour­age­ment - to give the stu­dent a feel­ing of hope and that they could come back and talk some more if needed. It may also be ben­e­fi­cial to fol­low-up with stu­dents at a later date, to en­sure the prob­lem has been re­solved or to of­fer fur­ther as­sis­tance.

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