Classroom Strategies For Helping At-Risk Students by David Snow

By David Snow

Classroom techniques for assisting At-Risk Students is vital analyzing for busy lecturers who are looking to use fine quality examine to steer their perform. It synthesizes the result of 118 experiences of scholars liable to failure and identifies six common recommendations confirmed to be confident interventions. The e-book describes every one procedure, analyzes the examine, and gives implications for finding out how one can use the ideas. A dialogue advisor is helping readers without delay attach the examine to their very own school rooms. even if you are a new or skilled instructor, this authoritative ebook will deepen your figuring out of potent 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.

All in all, 23 studies representing the tutoring of 2,034 students inform the results shared here. Five of the studies are rich descriptions of specific cases, while the others employ quasi-experimental designs in an effort to provide evidence of the success of tutoring programs. The logistics of the tutor–tutee sessions are not clearly described in all of the available research. In most cases, however, the descriptions do reveal that one tutor was placed with one tutee for a period of time. It is assumed that this personal, intense interaction is at the root of the potential for success of tutoring interventions.

Tasha, the first student to speak, reads a question provided by her teacher: Tasha: What might happen if your bones did not contain enough calcium? Luis: They will break. Tasha: OK, they will probably break. But can we add a little bit? Roland: Well, first of all, what is calcium? And then we can figure out what it says and how it helps the bones. Luis: OK, calcium is something that keeps the bones healthy and stuff like that. Erica: Tasha? Tasha: If you don’t have enough calcium the bones will rot and you will be dead.

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