Solving Learning Problems in the Classroom – 7 Tips
Learning Problems are present in 10% of students. It is usually suffered by children between 5 and 11 years old.
The Learning Problems result in low school performance, which means low grades, no or little retention of classes, this is worrisome for parents and teachers.
If you are a teacher, surely you have noticed these Learning Problems in the Classroom, then I present you with 7 tips to solve them or at least reduce them.
Use slides, images, videos, do not limit yourself to dictate, explain with examples, anecdotes, stories, etc.
The biggest percentage of the Learning Problems in the classrooms is due to the fact that the students get used to a single type of explanation, which is usually a boring and monotonous class, this does not contribute to their learning, and makes our students come back “memorists”.
Easy questions for Primary children
-Make questions at any time and to any student
Ask them what they think about the subject of the class
– Let them know that you are predisposed to answer all your questions
-Motivate them to participate in class, (For example: 1pt for each intervention)
When you interact with your students, you make them feel important and appreciated, many of the learning problems are also due to the students having doubts and do not dare to ask, Why? The most likely thing is that they do not trust you, that is why it is very important that you interact with them from the first class.
Do not limit yourself to explain only once
There are students who understand the first, but for others a second or third explanation is necessary, that is why it explains a minimum of two times. You can even do a little review of the previous class.
Students or children with learning problems usually understand if they are explained a second or third time.
Identify the roots of the Learning Problem
Many of the students with learning problems, especially children from 5 to 11 years old, have another type of stronger problems; separation or divorce of parents, school bullying, abuse at home, poor nutrition, etc.
Uses explanations oriented to multiple intelligences
Students learn in different ways, so it is important that you use various resources.
Visuals: Images, photographs, posters, panels, models.
Auditory: Videos, Songs, Voice of the Teacher.
Linguistics: Leaflets, triptychs, books.
Kinesthetic: Dynamics of Social Interaction.
Use of all your human resources
Walk through all the spaces of the classroom, use the body communication: gestures, movements of the hands.
Play with the tones of your voice, emphasizing the most important points, etc.
Do not limit yourself to written exams
If you want to know if a student really has learning problems, do not measure their knowledge with a note.
The oral exams, exhibitions and debates are a good option to know if your student really has learning problems.
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