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!

Discipline and the Dramatic Learner

Discipline and the dramatic learner

By far, the greatest number of questions I address in my university classes for beginning teachers or in seminars for seasoned veterans have to do with how to deal with undesirable student behavior. My assumption is that these behavioral concerns will only continue to grow if our educational practices maintain their present course. The seeming inability of our system to engage students fully, combined with the growing number of individuals who appear to lack the ability to exercise self-control, poses an alarming educational dilemma. This reality becomes even more frightening because it is occurring at a time of ever-increasing violence in our society and in our schools. The growing concern for discipline in the classroom is ...

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