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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 ...

The Structure of Dramatic Learning
The structure of dramatic learning

Now that we have looked at how the Aristotelian element of character (personality and learning styles) relates to learning and have a better understanding of the specific profile of the dramatic learner, we can begin to apply this knowledge to curricular design. As promised before, when we begin to master the skills of creating dramatic educational experiences that effectively reach our dramatic learners, we find that it simultaneously increases our ability to reach all students, regardless of specific learning preferences. Though this may seem like an impossible task, once understood it can become a highly rewarding and simple road to follow. In fact, it may change forever your outlook on your role as a teacher and ...

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