Identifying and Helping Struggling Students Gabrielle Mesa (How to…
Identifying and Helping Struggling Students
How to identify struggling students
Most of the time, the student is lost or confused during class time.
Student takes longer than the other students to read.
Student shows passive acceptance of D's and F's on assignments.
Student's pre and post tests are dramatically low and are below grade level.
Student uses phrases like, “School is dumb,” or “I don’t want to go to school.”
Student skips class or wants to leave class early.
Student shows a consistent pattern of melt downs in classes.
Student constantly disrupts the class.
Student always has a negative attitude during group work and individual work.
Student shows lack of confidence during class discussion.
How to help struggling students
If student is a diagnosed with a disability, focus on personalized learning lesson plans.
Incorporate technology into lessons.
Give simple instructions for tasks and assignments in class.
Use different approaches to learning such as visual, aural, verbal, physical, etc.
Find out what the student is interested in and attempt to use that to that student's learning potential.
Give extra time to complete assignments.
Teacher will monitor the student's progress and utilize all interventions.
If student still struggles, teacher will speak to the Consulting Resource Teacher (CRT) and Administration about the concerns with the struggling student.
After the meeting, CRT and administration will decide whether student will be placed into special education classes.
CRT and Administration will set up a meeting with the student's teachers and parents.
Support and encourage parents to be involved with the student's assignments.
Write comments or concerns on communication notebook. Parent must sign to show they have read it.
Communicate with parents on a weekly basis through phone or email