Harry Wong
Oct 2017
Vol 14 No 3

Cover Story

Failure is the Problem, Not Misbehavior - At-Risk Kids
By Bill Page

Not all kids are ready to learn prescribed curriculum objectives that have been planned for group lessons. Teachers know beforehand units may be inappropriate to many at-risk kids in the class. Teacher options for dealing with class diversity include:1) To follow the required by-the-book procedures, which will usually cause failure of some kids. 2) To use student-centered techniques such as small group instruction which are well-known, but not well-used. 3) To develop hands-on, problem-based, authentic learning, project-based or independent learning class strategies. Or, 4) To use creativity and wiggle room to protect kids from bureaucratic traditional, harmful, demoralizing, unnecessary, and asinine failure policies....

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