Often, students on an IEP have trouble communicating how they’re feeling or if they have a problem that is affecting their ability to learn. This may often lead to behavior problems with those students.
What can you do for the kids that are supposed to have something signed, but the parent doesn't do it? We have a lot of kids with a parent that works second or third shift, so the kids and parents really don't interact.
I recently received this study skills question from a concerned parent looking for teaching strategies. My answer to her question may apply or help others, so I chose to include it as a blog article.
Research shows that teaching each other, or peer teaching, is one of the most powerful ways to learn. After teaching for seven to ten minutes, give students one to three minutes to share with each other. Talking it out with a partner lets students correct misconceptions and reinforces the material by keeping it in working memory long enough to make an impact.
Turn students into vocabulary word detectives! Change a few pictures on the word wall every day and offer prizes, like extra points or grab bag tickets, to the students who find the changes. Every day, they'll rush in to find what's changed and they'll be actively engaged with reviewing the words on a daily basis.