Hazelnut asks:

What can I do to help 4 students in different levels?

I have four students in my class; two with learning disability problems and the other two in different levels. What can I do to help them all at the same time with out any of them getting distracted and helping them focus on their work especially the ones with disabilities?
In Topics: Learning issues and special needs
> 60 days ago



Jan 18, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

WOW- you do have your hands full as a teacher.  It seems that you have many goals including  making the  lessons fun, interactive and meet their learning objectives.

Consider the following:
1- Have the students work cooperatively when possible.
2- Use technology that is interactive.  If you have not seen some of the newest of technologies for the classroom geared at helping kids with special considerations you may wish to check them out.

   Two of my newest favorites are the PAPERSHOW (http://www.papershow.com) and the INtel REader  (http://www.intelreader.com)
   Both are designed to maximize attending.

3.  Use multimodal methods for instruction with changes of tasks every 20 minutes or so.

4.  Try and have volunteers come to the classroom to help with keeping children on task.

5. Consider different kinds of assignments that may stretch their imaginations.  I like http://www.abcteach.com and also http://www.yoursphere.com

Good luck!

Louise Sattler
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Owner of Signing Familes™

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