Teaching Weak Learners

Teaching weaker students is not an easy job. What is the trick behind reaching them?

Weak students come in all sizes and shapes. Sometimes kids come from borderline Special Education, other children have learning disabilities or behavior problems and some just hate the subject because of negative learning experiences.

Succeeding with weak learners is all about timing. If a teacher is able to catch them and give them all that she or he can when they are still young, they will be able to close their gaps. By the time these learners reach High School however, they are already so demotivated to learn, they have little or no faith in their ability to succeed or in the teacher’s ability to teach them.

If you do however teach weak students in whatever grade, here are some tips and strategies on how to build up a successful learning program.

Read more at Suite101: Teaching Weak Learners

1. Ground Rules for the Teacher

2. What and How to Teach

3. How to Motivate Such Students to Learn?

4. More on :

  • Checklist for a lesson plan
  • Positive technique for motivational teaching
  • Change disruptive behavior by changing teaching

More interesting information from The Teachers’ Guide website.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. si dia
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 14:18:05

    sometimes always wonder should we teach them how to succeed or let them grow their own way while secretly watching over them?



    • senseino
      Aug 01, 2010 @ 16:28:57

      honestly, i do too. but i found that they actually Need us to give them advices once a while – only that they don’t realize it. that’s because we’ve been in their shoes before.



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