One really tough thing about teaching is creating a course that caters for the individual needs of thirty unique kids. In Dan’s opinion, teachers should have access to a little extra support in making sure that all students are getting the attention they deserve. Here is how he’s going about it.
- It is important to have a good way of determining which kids are slipping through the cracks. Dan found that by keeping an eye on kids who were performing much lower than expected, or taking a long time to process information, he could identify those who are really in need of some extra help.
- Dan built an appropriately modified course, and worked with the kids identified in step one to really help them improve their time management skills.
- He made sure to keep track of data so it was easy to see whether various interventions were working.
- Those teachers that were eager to help out were split into small groups to work with students for a couple of subjects. This saw the kids building strong relationships with their teachers, who were in a better position to get to know their learning habits and needs.
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Dan’s happy for you to use his method for helping kids who need a hand. Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get in touch with Dan and we can connect you. Feel free to cheer him on in the comments below as well.