Meet independently with the student, develop a rapport, and use open discussion to identify the root needs behind the pattern of underachievement.
Develop an “Achievement Contract” along with the student, agreeing to provide desired opportunities.
Hold the student accountable for the contract. Maintain high expectations, and hold regular progress meetings with the student.
Maintain high expectations for students at all times. Expect them to succeed and show them how to succeed.
Emphasize self-efficacy to build student motivation. Show the student that they can achieve by assigning small projects at first, and building up in scope and complexity as the student’s self-confidence improves.
What Will Work for Your Subject and Teaching Style?
Teachers can differentiate through
Is a conceptual framework for maximizing student learning, by enhancing the instructional match between the learner and various curriculum components.
Differentiation is responsible teaching. One size doesn’t fit all.