Poor judgment



Strategies:

  1. Schedule routine meeting with yourself and the student. This will provide an opportunity to discuss performance, ask questions and give feedback.
  2. Feedback is an important part of their learning. Look for opportunity to praise even small steps of improvement. When giving feedback be specific and clear about what you are praising.
  3. Constructive feedback is just as important as positive in the learning process. Avoid letting minor issue escalate into major ones. Be specific and clear about the issue at hand.
  4. Always begin with a positive statement before giving critical feedback.
  5. It is essential to become familiar with the student’s abilities. This can be through observation, periodic review of the Student’s Profile Sheet and speaking to the Internship Coordinator. Task Expectation should be REALISTIC for the student to be successful.
  6. When making suggestions for a change in behavior or performance, be aware of your body language and make a request rather than a command.
  7. Don’t hesitate to set limits and be firm when providing feedback. Be clear with your expectations.
  8. Suggest the student write down questions that come to mind in a notebook if you find that the student impulsively asks questions at inappropriate times.
  9. Maintain ongoing communication with the Internship Coordinator via the routine visits, e-mail and telephone calls to insure that questions or problems can be addressed as soon as they arise.

Last Modified: 6/10/16