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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Guiding Chart: Teaching Struggling Students

Who do you define as a struggling student?

How do you assess these students' needs and teach these students well?

Do you use a "strengths-based" model or a "deficit" model?

Do you have a chart or protocols to lead your work?

My team has been deliberating about this issue? We have been trying to solve problems in this realm? Our work has been marked by teacher care, worry, investment, discussion, and trying out new ideas.

As I thought more about this, I wondered about the guiding charts or protocols that lead other educators when faced with issues related to serving struggling students well.

In that regard, I created the list below. I will use this list as we think more deeply about our students that fall into this area of school life. In the meantime, if you have time, please take a look at the chart. What would you add? What would you take away? What would you revise?  I look forward to your consult. If you'd like to add to the chart, follow this link to the crowdshare copy.

You can access the original chart via this link. If your team wants to use the list, you can simply
click "file" and make a copy to personalize for your team's effort. David Garcia suggested that we all
add to a crowdshare copy of this document. If you'd like to do that, here is the link