Identifying and helping struggling student (Focus on skills not grades (If…
Identifying and helping struggling student
A struggling student might not demonstrate awareness of teacher requirements or expectation
A struggling student might have unmet need at home
A struggling student might avoid answering a question out load
Student have poor study habits
Student has a known learning difficulty
Teachers can help by monitoring student progress closely.
Good records let a teacher know if a student is improving or stagnating.
ByMatthew John Palmer
Students have known physical disabilities
Teachers can help by seeking assistance from special needs teachers
Student can be asses for special needs and an IEP scheduled.
Teachers can help by providing differential instructions
Worksheets and written instructions can be individualized to meet to needs of students. ASD students might need more visual instructions,for example.
Computers are a great way to individualize learning and also to give a teacher the chance to spend more time with a student.
Get to know your students
Spending some time with students in break or lunch is a really great way of building a relationship with a student
Playing with young students is underestimated as a way of helping students. A quick ninja fight in break-time can help a student feel confident to talk to you in class.
Talk to parents.
In some ways, parents know their children better than we teachers ever can and they can offer unique, if flawed, insight into their child. A parent's support is vital to helping a student.
Focus on skills not grades
If students are getting poor grades then teachers can focus on improving learning techniques or core concepts.
I tend to focus on getting students to confidently talk to me first, then on understanding what we're doing in class, then finally on the quality of their written work and assessments.