No Slipping Through the Cracks.

The Problem

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.

Dan’s Solution

  1. 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.
  2. Dan built an appropriately modified course, and worked with the kids identified in step one to really help them improve their time management skills. 
  3. He made sure to keep track of data so it was easy to see whether various interventions were working.  
  4. 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. 

Like this Idea?

Dan’s happy for you to use his method for helping kids who need a hand. Shoot an email to maddie@educationchangemakers.com 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. 

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