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 elements to gain meaning and inspiration; Teachers must consider the values and preferences of the learner; Learning must be fun

Using Nelson's classroom-tested strategies to modify existing lessons and the learning environment so that these conditions are met, you will be amazed by the progress you can make with every student in your classroom!

Dramatic Elements

Dramatic elements

There is a universal question that parents ask as their children arrive home from school. It has several variations, but its basic form is “What did you do in school today?” Regardless of the exact words that are used, the universal answer children give to cover all the variables is simply “Nothing.” This answer is a startling indictment of our learning system, yet it is explained out of hand with statements that range from “It's just laziness on the part of the child to keep them from having to offer a more in-depth answer” to “This is nothing but a lack of respect for the question.”

For me, however, it signals a deep problem in our educational system, and it begs another question: ...

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