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How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
How to handle weak students
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How to handle weak students

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  • 1. Success is dependent on effort. Sophocles
  • 2. <ul><li>Rajeev Ranjan </li></ul><ul><li>B.Ed(English)& PGDTE </li></ul><ul><li>English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad </li></ul><ul><li>Email.Id: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 9571303820 </li></ul>
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  • 4. <ul><li>A teacher always tend to discuss about poor performance of the class, timely syllabus completion, backwardness of students in the classroom, unresponsiveness of students, lack of understanding, lack of interest of weak students etc. </li></ul><ul><li>We are teachers and of course we have chosen this noble profession to help the delicate learners in day to day life in both favorable and unfavorable situation. We can create wonder by giving a new birth to our learners, by bringing up to the mainstream. </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>A slow learner is difficult to identify because he/she is no different in appearance and can function normally in most situations.  He/she usually has normal physical dexterity, has adequate memory, and possesses common sense. The fact that a slow learner possesses these qualities sometimes is why parents find it difficult to understand how their child can be a slow learner.  What they need to realize is that, although the child has these qualities he/she does not necessarily have the ability to do school work. </li></ul><ul><li>In a simple word slow learners do well outside the classroom, and show no evidence of having a medical problem. </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Slow learners differ from reluctant learners .  A slow learner initially wants to learn, but has a problem with the process.  A reluctant learner is not motivated and can also be passive aggressive, creating more problems for teachers and parents through non-cooperation.   Reluctant learners seldom have learning disabilities. </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Students may display some or all of these depending on their age and degree of problems acquiring knowledge at school. </li></ul><ul><li>They are frequently immature in their relations with others and do poorly in school </li></ul><ul><li>Function at ability but significantly below grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Have a poor self image </li></ul><ul><li>Attention span is very short </li></ul><ul><li>Works on all tasks slowly </li></ul><ul><li>Scores consistently low in achievements tests </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>A slow learner reacts slower than average, self-expression is awkward and self-esteem is low. </li></ul><ul><li>It is hard to figure things out themselves, especially if given multiple step instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, a slow learner has difficulty with higher order thinking or reasoning skills. </li></ul><ul><li>It may appear that slow learners are not capable of learning , however , Servio Carroll wrote, “ slow learners are handicapped in the regular classroom to approximately the same degree as students with average abilities when competing with gifted students.” </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Identifying slow learners can solve our 50 percent purpose, however, it is really a challenging task for teachers to handle these slow learners. It demands great patience , minute observation and equipped with good method of teaching technique , moreover a compassionate human heart. Let see , we can handle smartly with these kids------ </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>Repetition, repetition, repetition. You might feel like you are saying the same thing over and over, but it helps make a concept more concrete. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a lot of success oriented activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Start by asking question what they know and build their knowledge confidence by teaching some familiar material </li></ul><ul><li>T each the material/topics subconsciously without them realizing they are being taught. </li></ul><ul><li>Guide these learners to contribute on the board, and it makes him/her feel good. </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Try to relate the topic to the real life situation </li></ul><ul><li>Move around the class and speak to them for a while( Ask what he did in the school?, Ask about the TV shows s/he watches? Communicate with learners ) </li></ul><ul><li>Add variety of academic routine, include educational games, puzzles, and other techniques as much as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a lot of love and care </li></ul><ul><li>Bring humor in the class to create interest ( Make learning fun and comfortable. Teacher’s positive attitude is very important) </li></ul><ul><li>Give extra time to ask question for weak students </li></ul><ul><li>Remedial teaching should be provided for these learners to avoid confusion and chaos in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual attention should be given, possibly. </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Be patient but consistent as a teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge the child to do some achievable objectives. It boost up confidence in them. </li></ul><ul><li>Create friendly environment : </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Change their seat to promote attentiveness( bring these children to the front seat) </li></ul><ul><li>Promote a peer student teacher, and allow more breaks. </li></ul><ul><li>In giving instructions teacher should say the child’s name or touch them before giving the direction , write the directions on the board or paper for each child to keep, and ask that the student repeat the direction orally.  </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Assessment of slow learners should be realistic basis. Test should be conducted step by step from simple to complex. A teacher can conduct: </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter tests </li></ul><ul><li>Oral testing </li></ul><ul><li>Redoing tests </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple choice questions, true or false, fill in the blanks to develop their self confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher should provide short feedback to the learners but without creating threatening environment </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>What to avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning that isolates the student and places him or her in a no win situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Scolding learners for committing error </li></ul><ul><li>Giving extra psychological burden </li></ul><ul><li>Using a standardized test. </li></ul><ul><li>Ignoring the problem of the child </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>Grouping with a mixed partner. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ample opportunities to speak a few words in the class </li></ul><ul><li>Placing the student in charge. </li></ul><ul><li>Give some extra time if they need </li></ul><ul><li>Try to involve them in mainstream activity </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation/reward if s/he completes tasks on time </li></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>Lack of training </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of time </li></ul><ul><li>How to manage the class for gifted and average students </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of support from students’ family </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of support from management </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes lack of co –ordination among other teachers </li></ul>
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  • 18. <ul><li>http://www.suite101.com/content/teaching-weak-learners-a13107 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/motivating_readers.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scribd.com/doc/25376434/Characteristics-of-Slow-Learners </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.schoolpsychologistfiles.com/slowLearnerFaq.html </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme(TEQIP) Phase II </li></ul><ul><li>Slow Learners, EDL 543, Sheree Flannigan, Kelly Groth </li></ul><ul><li>NCF,20005 </li></ul><ul><li>Lowenstein, David Ph. D, Understanding and Helping the Slow Learner. http://www.clubtheo.com/momdad/html/dlslow.html </li></ul><ul><li>Carroll, Servio, Accommodating the “Slow Learner” in the Classroom.   http://www.aas.ru/Academics/counselor/teach/slolrner.thml </li></ul><ul><li> From: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Rajeev Ranjan </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Teacher </li></ul><ul><li> THANK YOU </li></ul>

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