Struggling Students in Online Learning by Fan Li, Communication is the KEY…
Struggling Students in Online Learning by Fan Li
Not engaging in discussion; Started off strong at the beginning but are less engaged as the semester continues; Has difficulty following directions; Turns in home work late or incomplete homework or none at all; Makes frequent and careless errors; Struggles with basic reading, writing, or speaking skills; Has difficulty remembering and does not retain learned skills
Confused by Content
Lack of Motivation
Teacher Intervention :star:
Teach strategies for organization, planning, and self-regulation.
Read and discuss current events.
Give students age-appropriate, factual information.
Give students a chance to talk about their feelings. This can help them feel less alone.
Schedule regular check-ins with students and their families.
Build positive teacher-student relationships
Assign a project that encourages students to be “helpers.”
Incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices by allowing students to choose how they want to present their learning
Share stress-reduction and mindfulness strategies.
Make materials accessible.
Embrace your students as teachers.
Allow for asynchronous learning.
Actively build a supportive community.
Explicitly teach expectations and engagement.
Observation from teacher and parents: shows improvement?
Online meeting with School Counselor
If still no improvement, we will have an IEP meeting and keep tracking the student's progress
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Discuss with parents, find out the reason; set proper goals for the kid
Pay more attention to struggling students; Give positive and immediate feedback; Create an improvement reward system etc.
Parents & Students :star:
Kaufman, T. (2021, April 13). 5 tips for supporting students socially and emotionally during distance learning. Understood.
Schlichtmann, G. R. (2021, April 9). Distance learning: 6 UDL best practices for online learning. Understood.
Advance Learners. (n.d.). Signs of a Struggling Student | Advanced Learners. Retrieved October 13, 2021, from
Rothwell Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence. (2020, October 1). Identifying and Supporting Struggling Students in Online Courses | Rothwell Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence.
PE Buddy. (2020, April 24). Struggling with online learning? Here’s 10 practical tips for students, parents and teachers! [Video]. YouTube.
Understood. (2020, April 22). COVID-19: IEP meetings [Video]. YouTube.
ABC ME. (2018, July 7). What Is Mindfulness? | The Mindfulness Toolkit [Video]. YouTube.
Communication is the KEY.