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Child Labelled as Disruptive - Parent-Teacher Interview (#209)

This simulation was developed in collaboration with Sara Marlowe and the School of Early Childhood Education, Toronto Metropolitan University.

An immigrant family is adjusting to life in Canada, including the school system and their young son, Joseph’s, behaviour in the classroom.

Learning Objectives

  • To practice interviewing and assessment skills including: 
    • Welcoming                             
    • Respecting diversity 
    • Honouring a parent's expertise
  • Gaining awareness of systemic issues impacting families 
  • Develop a plan with a parent 
  • connect families with community resources

Information for Learners

You are Joseph’s Grade One/ECE teacher and are concerned about his adjustment to the school and his behaviour in the class. You made an appointment for today, with both of Joseph's parents, to address your concerns regarding his behaviour.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Enida Pasic, Joseph's mother

Learner Role(s)

  • Grade One Teacher 
  • ECE Educator


  • Neighbourhood public school

Related Topics 

  • Adolescence and Family Relations 
  • Health Care
  • Mental Health