At Risk student definition:
An at-risk student is a term used in the United States to describe a student who requires temporary or ongoing intervention in order to succeed academically.
Characteristics of At Risk Students:
- unaddressed learning problems
- undiagnosed disability
- safety issues
- poor performance in class and school
- repetitive disciplinary concerns
- Teach with emotions and generalize that every individual has a unique learning style
- Practice and rehearsed all targeted skills
- Provide visual cues
- Use humor, music, play, puzzles, games, and cooperative learning activities.
- Stay calm
- Allow movement and short breaks
- Work in small groups to allow accountability and productivity
- develop whole class incentives
- Create an atmosphere of mutual respect
- Discipline in a polite manner
- Provide clear and consistent boundaries
- Look for patterns of behavior and intervene
1. Keep the behavior expectations simple.
Example signals are:
5. Provide immediate feedback to your child.
“Inclusion is more than a set of strategies or practices; It is an educational orientation that embraces differences and values the uniqueness that each learner brings to the classroom.”
Don’t try to fit in.
Don’t hide your talents and capabilities.
Don’t be satisfied with being average.
Be the person you were meant to be.
And make a positive difference in the world in ways that no one else can.