The final stage in the Villa, Thousand and Nevins self discipline pyramid is the Wraparound Support. This means that I should make sure that all my students know that I am here for them and willing to change my teaching techniques or my assignments for their needs (Villa, Thousand and Nevins 2010). Some students will need extra help, and will not innately love reading a writing. Being a perennialist, I will have to be flexible with my teach styles to really make sure that I can reach out to all students. I really want to make my knowledge accessible to all my students, and to support them throughout their learning. Below are some ways that I can make sure to show support to all my students.
- What I liked in Class: I will have my students write a paragraph every week outlining what they liked in class, what they didn't like in class, and how they think I could better promote their learning. This will allow the students to feel like they have a say in how and what they learn, while also offering me input on how I can change my teaching habits to better suit my group of students.
- Parental Involvement: Parents will be encouraged to call me, email me, and to take an active part in the homework assignments. This will make sure that the students are gaining the support from home as well as from school (Villa, Thousand and Nevins 2010).
- Identifying Student Distress: If I notice a student is being left behind, I should try to find support for that student in a tutor, an aid, or a special education instructor. The earlier I can identify a student's learning disorder, the sooner the student can start to learn better. This will help the RTI, or "Response to Intervention" (Villa, Thousand and Nevins 2010).