Strategies For At Risk Students
ED 401 By: Jason Rollins
What Does At-Risk Mean?
Characteristics Of At Risk Students
Strong Pre-K Programs
-Stimulates the learning process and prompts the child into asking questions.
-Can place student ahead of students that have never been in a classroom.
-Can show kids that school can be fun while learning.
-One on one, group learning, bilingual programs, as well as programs that teach about drugs and violence.
-After school programs.
-Title One Schools (hires extra staff, purchase supplies and fund remediation programs).
What We Can Do As Teachers?
-Have a strong teacher/student relationship
-Create goals that are manageable for students.
-Have community involvement. Create mentor roles with volunteers.
Does One Specific Intervention Work For Everyone?
-There is no one size fits all program or a certain thing that works for every student, every time.
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