Hey, Classroom Heroes!
**If you haven't already, check out the first video in this series Why Bright Students Struggle #1: Executive Functioning Explained
, a super-informative overview of the skills students need to be successful in school, including time & task management, sustained attention, & organization.
Why Bright Students Struggle #2: Investigating Difficult Tasks
We want effective, practical solutions to help our disorganized, inattentive & procrastination-inclined students ASAP, but we will get farther faster if we know the true root causes of their challenges.
Knowing how to investigate difficult tasks is a key skill that I draw on daily as a learning specialist working with students across grades & subjects.
In this video you will learn how to uncover *why* your students struggle:
-Learn how to quantify (count) & qualify (describe) like a BOSS. (Later this data will be really important for setting goals & demonstrating progress.)
-Use behavior logs to get at why students act the way they do.
-Follow a case study student, where I walk you step-by-step through the process.
-Pull together the clues to find the right solutions, faster.
Plus, THREE SUPER-USEFUL WORKSHEETS for recording & pulling it all together.
Check it out & don't forget to follow me for additional videos & resources.
Please & Thank You!
Maria at Teacher-Created
P.S. My other video, My #1 Strategy for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences
, teaches you how to hold PRODUCTIVE meetings to build parent cooperation while also laying a foundation for supporting the student going forward.
I used this strategy for every single one of my parent-teacher conferences as a classroom teacher & it is still how I start every meeting with parents now that I work with students with learning challenges as a learning specialist & educational therapist.
It has made countless numbers of potentially difficult meetings go better than even I hoped they would!