One on one gets the job done | United Federation of TeachersQuicklink submitted by Susan Lee Schwartz Permalink
|Here is what kids need, not merely a computer and a cubicle. From the Article by a teacher who we all want for our kids. 'Too often students sit lost in a sea of other seemingly knowing bodies, afraid to admit they don't get it. As soon as that vacant look appears on a student's face, it's time to discreetly pull him or her aside and ask if help is needed; and if necessary, insist that it is.We all know the cues, and students are often overlooked until it's too late. Early intervention with a five- to 10-minute conference can often get wayward students back on track; it tells them that we care, that we notice them and want to help them succeed. Whether it is a quick call to the hallway or an appointment to discuss progress, students crave our attention. Their lack of attention in class often has little to do with their desire to succeed and more to do with self-concept or a bad day.'|
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