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How do you structure a study skills class for middle school students with learning disabilities, scheduled for the last period of the day, so that instruction and learning occur?

Jan 4, 2017 10:29am

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    • Jan 7, 2017 2:43am

      Hi Catherine! If I were to set up a class for a similar group of students, I would ensure that I developed a consistent routine. I would focus on one or two skills a week whereas the students would actually apply these skills to their accumulated work and/or future assignments. It would be predictable, practical, and highly applicable.

      • Jan 7, 2017 3:35am

        Thank you for your response. I have been teaching this class and these kinds of kids for over 9 years in two different middle schools. I employ all of these strategies yet only 40-50% of students benefit. The ones with ADHD, in particular, are unable to focus at this time of day. I have a spin bike in my room for their use to try to curb the movement. I just wanted to throw the question out there to see what might be suggested. Routine, high structure, predictability, applicability, practicality-yes.