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Every educator deals with a wide range of personalities and behaviors on a daily basis. There are always some overachievers, as well as those students who need just a little bit of a push in the right direction. They require undivided attention, but sometimes are overlooked. If they are meeting the milestones provided by academic boards, the educators’ efforts are considered a success. Some students aren’t given the right support, as an individual, to compete against their peers academically. Truth is it’s not that they can’t comprehend what’s being taught to them, as much as it is how they are being taught. Many of these kids are recklessly thrown into programs and classrooms, and aren’t encouraged to go that extra mile towards success. See below for a few suggestions on how to improve this situation.
Find the right tools
With so few hours in the day, no clone, and such little pay in some cases, we just can’t work with students one-on-one to develop educational plans for each of them individually. There are only 180 days in the school year, and those students plan to move to the next grade level. For college-bound students, we will never see many of them again. We just need to get them to that point. No matter how hard we try or how great of a teacher we are, there will unfortunately be casualties. By applying the right tools and teaching techniques to your students, you can quickly learn what makes them tick, how they think and learn, and in which way they are best taught.
Know your students’ traits
Knowing your students’ traits, tendencies and adaptability will help you uncover who your students are and who they are not. Adopting DISC-based assessments into our curriculum will help us better gage our students’ performance, improve their productivity, and help us to communicate with them better. By learning our students’ personalities, we can place them in more effective groups and help each student become better collaborators, while engaging them each in a learning style that best suits their personality traits. We will be a stronger influence in their lives, while encouraging them to be more confident in their educational journey.
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