Identifying Struggling students in the classroom (Signs Student is…
Identifying Struggling students in the classroom
Step 1: Take a series of informal observations to assess students educational capacity
Step 2:Take a series of informal observations to track learning habits.
Step 3: Take a formal assessment to gauge objective mastery
Step 4: Use both formal and informal, observations/assessments to inform early intervention
Step 5: After initial interventions (small group instruction, differentiated instruction, one-on-one instruction) reassess and use data to determine next steps.
Signs Student is struggling in classroom
Student scores poorly on formal/informal assessments
Student has poor attendance, or extreme truancy
Student is read and/or writing below grade level
Student lacks concentration during class
Student exhibits disruptive behaviors during class
Student exhibits issues following explicit/implicit teacher instructions
Students exhibits anxiety about attending school/class.
Helping Struggling Students
Consistency- The teacher requires the same performance from the student every day. The teacher doe not lower expectations, but rather modifies them to tailor towrads the needs of the individual student.
Differentiate learning material/supplementals- Using the same concept of differentiated instruction, the teacher provides the struggling student with learning materials that utilizes the students unique set of skill, while also maintaining academic rigor.
Multi-Sensory Instruction- Using this strategy, the teacher utilizes all of the students senses to ensure knowledge retention. Using this method caters to all learning styles, and manner of knowing
Scaffolding- teachers can use this method to break down learning objectives in to smaller, digestible chunks. Using this process the teacher introduces a concept and builds upon it towards an intended goal.
Have courageous conversations!- Teacher conferences with both student, and parent/guardian about data and learning outcomes. Teacher uses this opportunity to have candid conversation about where the scholar is struggling, and strategies to help.
Differentiated Instruction- tecaher reflects on practice, and implements a variety of ways to engage different learning styles.
Obstacles to Support
Lack of parental involvement