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Make a breakthrough with underachieving and at-risk students!
Little compares to the thrill of seeing a young mind come alive with wonder. But despite the best efforts, there are always students who seem unreachable, unteachable. So what can educators do to make learning fun and rewarding for all students?
Breaking the Learning Barrier for Underachieving Students provides a strong theoretical understanding of learning styles, focusing on at-risk, or “dramatic“ learners and why traditional teaching methods fail to meet their educational needs. Offering innovative yet practical teaching strategies, disciplinary policies, and lesson plans designed to engage even the most reluctant learners, Nelson demonstrates the importance of the principles that guide his groundbreaking work with at-risk students:
Learning requires active involvement, participation, and effort from the learner; Learners need dramatic ...
Chapter 4: The Profile of a Dramatic Learner
The Profile of a Dramatic Learner
Dramatic learners come in all ages, shapes, sizes, races, and religions. They are also found in surprisingly equal numbers in each gender. On the surface, they are hard to distinguish from other learners. This is because the truth is that there are elements of the dramatic learner in every one of us. Few learners, given a choice, would choose to learn in a completely nondramatic fashion. We are each driven, in our own way, to search for meaning and purpose in life through the things that we learn. In the natural world, learning is a function of growth and development. It is necessary for survival.
As I mentioned before, my use of the term dramatic ...