Classroom Problem Solver The Student With Low Self-Esteem A student's self-esteem has a significant impact on almost everything she does -- on the way she engages in activities, deals with challenges, and interacts with others. Self-esteem also can have a marked effect on academic performance. Low self-esteem can lessen a student's desire to learn, her ability to focus, and her willingness to take risks.
Dyslexia and High School By: Melinda Pongrey Last week I visited a local high school to observe a freshman. Even though the end of school is near, I wanted to see first-hand how the teachers were implementing accommodations and modifications for his severe dyslexia.
Before school began in the fall, I had met with this student twice a week to build his reading, writing and study skills. He began the year rating school as a "-1" on a one-to-ten scale. By mid-winter, he had moved his self-assessment of school to a " Finally I realized that I better get a first-hand look at what was going on in his classes.
So, his teacher kindly let me sit in the back of the class.
I spent the hour noting the tasks that he was asked to complete along with the other students in his literature class. Copy the definition of a vocabulary word from the overhead This task is very difficult for him to do, especially in the time allowed. Having severe dyslexia means that he has trouble making accurate and automatic memories for print.
Spelling words requires an accurate memory. Even copying from the board is tedious, slow, and oftentimes, not very accurate. At this point, probably a real waste of time.
Students could scan the board with their cell phones using ScanR Or the teacher could have text available online so students could use various software, for instance CLiCk, Speak for text-to-speech support. Helpful, as students could access the vocabulary words at home or at school on their computers.
Note the date of the upcoming vocabulary test Again, this went by too fast for him to write down. Dyslexia is a language-based disability.
For many students, processing language is slow. For instance, when I was traveling in Germany, I had a moment in the train station when I heard an announcement with my ears, and after a long pause, my brain translated the meaning.
If you are sitting in class trying to listen to the teacher, but your language is being processed slower than your ears take in the sound — watch out! Students zone out just from the fatigue of trying to "translate" meaning and keep up. The teacher could post assignments on Google Calendar and have reminders sent to students' cell phones automatically.
Also, calendars can be set up so parents can check assignments, too. At this point, many of his assignments were illegible when he brought his written notes home.
Read a paragraph aloud from the overhead The teacher good-naturedly asked him if the print was too small or if he could read the paragraph aloud, seeming to include him with the other students who read aloud. I have to admit, I was pretty surprised by this one.
Most students who read well below grade level will not even attempt to read a passage aloud in front of their peers. When you read to yourself, you can skip over big words, or unfamiliar names — words don't have to be pronounced correctly to get the meaning.
The student quickly agreed that the print was still too small to see; however, I knew this was an excuse. The teacher called on students around the room to read aloud and meant to be inclusive.
Let students volunteer to read aloud. Are you tired out yet? Already, this student has barriers to accessing the curriculum akin to walking a minefield — and this only in the first 15 minutes of class. Halfway through the minute class and already, I could see the difficulty of really understanding what having severe dyslexia means for a student in our educational system.
Being inside a learning difference or disability can feel so invisible. Imagine that you have to go through your day walking across a tightrope. Imagine that no one, including yourself, can see that you are always walking on a tightrope.
So everyone treats you as if you can walk without any special considerations. You keep trying to keep up, and can't figure out how everyone else seems to zoom ahead of you all the time. Teachers tell you to try harder and then assign extra laps for you as an incentive when you are too slow!
You get so tired, when others seem to expend any effort Back to the class — I sit in the back of the literature class and note the remaining activities and the tasks that the teacher assigns.Download Citation on ResearchGate | Enhancing self-esteem in the classroom | Clear explanations of the terminology and theory behind self-esteem are offered, as well as many practical examples and.
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