Instructional Methods to Encourage Struggling Students

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Instructional Methods to Assist Encourage Students
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We have all had to work extra hard in our lives. And it’s understood that sometimes life can get challenging and that you just have to push through to finish what you started.

Children will have to learn this lesson sooner or later and hopefully it won’t be the hard way. Instructional methods to encourage students can be put into place to help kids who are struggling in school.

Do you have strategies you use to encourage your students who are having difficulties learning?

It may be tempting to just give the answers to your students who are having a hard time, but it’s not going to teach them anything.  Also, make sure they have enough time to think about their answer as well as time to explain it.  Even if they respond to the question that they don’t know, make sure you get all the information so you can figure out how they got their incorrect answer.

Make sure students write down all the instructions because most kids, and especially those struggling, have difficulties with focusing and remembering.  Oral instructions will likely be forgotten.  Ask students to write it down so they will have all directions available to them.

If you want to teach your students how to overcome their own obstacles to learning you can use the suggested toolbox in this article. Patience and encouragement are key factors of teaching in a more positive way.  Cox’s suggestions also include hands on, practical tips for organizing activities in ways that foster students working through problems.

If you want to learn more about instructional methods that will help students who are struggling, read th original article here:

10 Teaching Strategies to Keep Struggling Students Working

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