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Part 1: Draft a one to two page email expressing your concerns about the lack of sufficient time and collaborative efforts. Include the following elements:
Conflict (2.5 points): “I Statements” that let Mr. Franklin know how you feel about your partnership (see the Resolving Conflict Section, under the Gaining Knowledge and Skills section, within Chapter 4 of your textbook).
Questions (1.5 points): Direct or indirect questions (see Chapter 4, Questioning Techniques) about his view of collaborative relationships so that you can play a more integral part in future lesson planning.
Collaboration (2 points): Your definition of collaboration, with at least two specific examples of what you would like your relationship to look like moving forward.
Time Frame (0.25 points): Suggestions for appropriate correspondence (time and format).
Closure (0.25 points): Close your email with a suggested time and place to meet to discuss your future collaboration.
Part 2: Create a one page outline that you will use to guide your discussion about your collaboration and communication. Include the following elements:
Relationships (1 point): At least three specific strategies to develop effective, professional relationships.
Communication (1 point): At least three specific methods to communicate with each other.
Trust (1 point): At least three ideas for ways that the two of you can work together to gain trust with Manual and his family, which, according to Manual’s records, is something that Manual’s previous teachers have struggled with in the past.