Are you looking for genius ways to support students who are not reaching their academic potential? If so, keep reading.
1. Give parents information regarding appropriate ways in which to help their child with homework (e.g., read instructions with the student, work a few problems together, answer questions, check the finished task, etc.).
2. Alter homework tasks to give practice/reinforcement of skills presented in class.
3. Get the student to orally respond to tasks.
4. Let the student respond to alternative questions (e.g., general questions that represent global comprehension).
5. Give the student sample letters, reports, forms, etc., as references for written communication.
6. Give the student self-checking learning materials. Require the student to make corrections before turning in tasks.
8. Teach the student instruction-following skills (e.g., listen carefully, write down steps, etc.).
9. Teach the student test-taking skills (e.g., organization, etc.).
10. Teach the student information-gathering skills (e.g., listen carefully, write down essential points, ask for clarification, wait until all information is presented before starting a task, etc.).
11. Teach the student note-taking skills. Place emphasis on noting main ideas rather than details and data.
12. Talk regularly with the student to monitor their task performance.
13. Do not require the student to learn more information than they are capable of remembering at any time.
14. Give the student supplemental learning activities that offer review and repetition of skills presented to the general class population.
15. Give the student the chance to review tasks prior to them being graded.
16. Let the student record information from lectures and make notes from these recordings.
17. Assess the degree of task difficulty to ascertain whether the student will require additional information, time, assistance, etc., before starting a task.
18. Assess the appropriateness of tasks designated if the student continuously fails to finish tasks with minimal accuracy.
19. Establish time at the end of each class period for the student to finish unfinished tasks.
20. Assess the appropriateness of the task to ascertain (a) if the task is too easy, (b) if the task is too complicated, and (c) if the duration of time scheduled to finish the task is sufficient.
21. Consider using one of the apps and tools from our many app lists. These apps are designed to help students who are experiencing academic difficulties.