Classroom Strategies For Helping At-Risk Students by David Snow

By David Snow

Classroom thoughts for supporting At-Risk Students is vital examining for busy lecturers who are looking to use high quality examine to steer their perform. It synthesizes the result of 118 reports of scholars vulnerable to failure and identifies six common suggestions confirmed to be optimistic interventions. The e-book describes every one approach, analyzes the examine, and gives implications for determining tips on how to use the options. A dialogue advisor is helping readers at once attach the examine to their very own school rooms. even if you are a new or skilled instructor, this authoritative booklet will deepen your knowing of powerful educating equipment and assist you paintings extra effectively with low-performing scholars.

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By David Snow

Classroom thoughts for supporting At-Risk Students is vital examining for busy lecturers who are looking to use high quality examine to steer their perform. It synthesizes the result of 118 reports of scholars vulnerable to failure and identifies six common suggestions confirmed to be optimistic interventions. The e-book describes every one approach, analyzes the examine, and gives implications for determining tips on how to use the options. A dialogue advisor is helping readers at once attach the examine to their very own school rooms. even if you are a new or skilled instructor, this authoritative booklet will deepen your knowing of powerful educating equipment and assist you paintings extra effectively with low-performing scholars.

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All of these studies were based on quasiexperimental designs averaging nearly 50 students in each of the treatment groups. In each study the resulting academic achievement of the students who participated in the programs was compared to that of similar students who did not participate in the studied programs. The programmatic comparisons and combined results of these studies inform the results reported by Apthorp and are presented in this chapter. Program Review For most of the classroom strategies discussed in this book, the subject-area differences are relatively few.

The studies of successful interventions repeatedly emphasize the need for one or more of the following: careful attention to activity preparation (materials and space), careful attention to activity design (materials, interesting contexts or problems, and lesson flow), and efforts to encourage deep student discussion (carefully designed questions or assignments). It follows from these observations that staff training must also be an important part of an implementation given the complexity of the facilitator role.

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