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How to Support Struggling Students (Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series)
Robyn R. Jackson and Claire Lambert
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About This Book
If we want our students to succeed, we cannot afford to leave to chance what happens when they do not learn.
In this guide, Robyn R. Jackson and Claire Lambert take you step by step through the process of providing proactive and progressive learning support—what great teachers do to ensure that all students receive the right kind of assistance and to get those who are struggling back on track before they get frustrated and give up. Here, you’ll learn how to
Support students before instruction through acceleration practices, including activating background knowledge, providing advance organizers, and focusing on key vocabulary.
Support students during instruction by distinguishing between productive and destructive struggle, establishing “red flags” to alert you when a student’s learning is headed off course, and delivering targeted interventions that quickly put struggling students back on the path to mastery.
Support students after instruction by providing appropriate remediation for the few students who have not achieved mastery.
Create a comprehensive, progressive support plan tailored to your classroom content and the students you teach.
About the series
Every teacher can become a master teacher with the right kind of practice and support. Each how-to guide in the Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series focuses on one of the seven mastery principles introduced in Robyn R. Jackson’s best-selling Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching. The guides’ self-assessments, worksheets, planning templates, process outlines, checklists, links to online resources, suggested activities, and prompts for reflection help teachers of all experience levels apply the principles to address everyday classroom challenges and build their overall mastery mindset.
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About the Authors
ROBYN R. JACKSON, PhD is a former high school teacher and middle school administrator. She is currently the President and Founder of Mindsteps Inc., a professional development firm for teachers and administrators that provides workshops and materials designed to help any teacher reach every student. Dr. Jackson is the author of Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, The Differentiation Workbook, and The Instructional Leader's Guide to Strategic Conversations with Teachers as well as the how-to guides in the Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series
CLAIRE LAMBERT has taught middle school English and reading and has worked to support teachers as a school-based staff developer. She is currently an independent consultant with Mindsteps Inc., and the instructor for a variety of online professional development courses for teachers. Ms. Lambert also is a regular contributor to the Mindsteps blog.
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