Can Shortcuts in Math help Students who are Struggling to keep up?

Can Shortcuts in Math help Students who are Struggling to keep up?

Use simple shortcuts to help students understand math. Introduce mental math tricks to help students succeed.
Make math easier with these easy and effective strategies… 
Math can be difficult for many students. The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) define what students should understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics. The […]

SELF-STUDY: Common Core Academic Interventions (5 hours)

“How can I improve student performance in a systematic way? ”
Every student is different and this course is designed to help teachers as they create unique interventions that benefit their individual students. This course is designed to guide and help teachers effectively and strategically support struggling learners in the classroom. Teachers […]

What Behavior Intervention Strategies can I use with Uncooperative Students?

What Behavior Intervention Strategies can I use with Uncooperative Students?

Uncooperative students can be motivated using specific behavior intervention strategies. When a student’s confrontational behavior seems driven by a need for control, the teacher can state directives as two-part choice statements.
This strategy involves structuring verbal requests to both acknowledge the student’s freedom to choose whether to comply and present the logical consequences for non-compliance (e.g., […]

How does the Pace of Instruction Impact Motivation in the Classroom?

How does the Pace of Instruction Impact Motivation in the Classroom?

When students are instructed at a quick pace, they generally show a higher rate of academic engagement and lower rate of misbehavior. Hence, it is a useful tool for motivation in the classroom.
To accomplish a rapid rate of group instruction:

Align instructional content to match learner’s skill levels. This ensures a high rate of student success […]

Dealing with Anger in the Classroom: Labeling Emotions

Dealing with Anger in the Classroom: Labeling Emotions

One way to deal with anger in the classroom is by labeling students’ emotions.
To start, validate the student’s emotion by acknowledging it. When the teacher observes that a student seems angry or upset, the instructor labels the emotion that seems to be driving the student’s behavior.
Labeling emotions can be a helpful tactic in de-escalating controntations […]

Classroom Behavior: Root Causes & Drivers

A student’s behavior is not random but is determined by one or more root causes or behavioral drivers, the most common of which include:
Social attention (adult or peer)
A student may call out sarcastic comments in class because she gets peer attention for doing so.
Escape or avoidance of tasks, settings, or situations
A student who is a […]

Classroom Behavior: ABC Timeline

Classroom Behavior: ABC Timeline

Behaviors occur over time and therefore are well represented through a sequence. The ABC Timeline refers to behavior elements arranged in a time sequential fashion:
 

Antecedent

Behavior

Consequence

 

Antecedent:
One or more environmental factors or events that appear to trigger student behavior. Altering the antecedent may prevent the behavior or make the behavior more likely to occur.
An instructor […]

Classroom Behavior Technique: Student Interview

Classroom Behavior Technique: Student Interview

Questions similar to these are asked to help the student understand the impact of their behavior on others:

How does this behavior impact your grades?
Are you able to make and keep friends?

Do you like school? Why or why not?
Is your current behavior working for you?

How does this behavior make you feel?
Are […]

Classroom Behavior Basics: Environment

A student’s classroom behavior is a product of the interaction between that student’s personal qualities, including his or her learning history, and the many factors in that student’s current instructional environment.
For example, a student may behave very differently depending on the peers with whom he or she is sitting, the […]

RTI Tip for Teachers Conducting a Student Observation

RTI Tip for Teachers Conducting a Student Observation

When students present behaviors that consistently interfere with teaching and learning, school staff must objectively identify and quantify those behaviors. The teacher, or another team member, accomplishes this by conducting one or more systematic twenty to thirty minute student observations. This identifies the current rate of behavior, referred to […]

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