Identifying and Helping Struggling Students in the Classroom (…
Identifying and Helping Struggling Students in the Classroom
Obstacles to Helping Struggling Students
The State of LD: Identifying Struggling Students. Retrieved August 07, 2017, from
False positives/ false negatives in evaluation
Parents refuse help
Students are mislabeled as misbehaved/trouble makers
ways to employ to empower special education students in my classroom
Osewalt, G. (2019, October 18). 5 Common Techniques for Helping Struggling Students. Retrieved from
Collaboration and maintaining a positive relation with students with a permanent feeling that I believe in their success
Organize classroom to meet student needs. I would like to use flexible organization that allows me to move furniture (and students) to different stations depending on their needs.
Don't lower expectations. Students know when they're receiving different treatment and it can cause them to become discouraged and disengaged. They are what we expect them to be.
Rework assignments. While I'm not going to lower expectations, I want to make sure that all students are getting the resources they need to make sure that they are mastering the subject. For example: Some students may need more time with tests, quizzes, and assignments. Another example: Stations would allow all students to experience the subject matter in different ways. I would then evaluate the individuals' performance and see what works for both the class and the students.
If students don't learn what I teach, then I have to teach the way they want to learn. And following differentiated instructions in class to meet all students diverse needs will definitely help struggles of all kinds meet expectations.
Work for learning in context by helping my struggling students see how the ideas and skills in each lesson connect to their own lives,their families,their neighborhoods and their futures after that they expect that we as teachers understand their lives and cultures.
Scaffolding: learning by chunks.I believe teachers role is to form a bridge between what students already know and what they cannot do on their own. I include charts, pictures and cue cards. I often use this method by presenting a model of high-quality work before asking students to work on their own
identification Signs that a Student is Struggling
Foushee, R. D., & Sleigh, M. J. Going the Extra Mile: Identifying and Assisting Struggling Students. Retrieved August 07, 2017, from
Documented learning disabilities
Documented physical disabilities
Poor/inadequate study habits
Students show signs of addiction or psychological impairments (abuse, mental illness)
Student avoids answering questions and/or reading out loud
Student exhibits anxiety about attending school. crying and making a big deal of silly incidents at school
Lack of awareness and/or comprehension of teacher expectations
Acting out during learning times and dragging his peers attention.
Student is reading/writing below grade level
talking and chatting permanently
sleeping or pretending tiredness
By Taghrid Abu Dargham