Teaching & Reaching At-Risk Students


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Traditionally, what types of students are most often considered to be at-risk?

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1. What does it mean to get to know the whole child?

2. What might be an effective strategy for reaching out to a student who is really struggling?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Getting at-risk students to take an interest in learning can be a difficult task, but with the right approaches and dedication, it can be accomplished. This quiz and worksheet gives you the opportunity to review your newly acquired knowledge of these approaches. Information that you will be evaluated on includes strategies for supporting at-risk students.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on your knowledge of:

  • Remembering the conditions that put students at-risk
  • Bringing to mind to various approaches that can assist and strengthen learning in at-risk students
  • Relating the significance of a culturally relevant pedagogy

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on teaching at-risk students
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding 'the whole child' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding spiraling a curriculum

Additional Learning

To get a more detailed look at how to teach at-risk students, view the accompanying lesson called Teaching & Reaching At-Risk Students. You will examine the following objectives in this lesson:

  • Identify the meaning of at-risk
  • Look at how getting to know at-risk students can encourage learning
  • Discover why working closely with families can help develop trust between teachers and students
  • Explain the role that using various teaching strategies plays in supporting learning
  • Learn how culturally relevant teaching benefits at-risk students
  • Understand the purpose of curriculum spiraling