The simple and sweet method for low achievers

The low achiever gives up soon, if learning a topic is little difficult also.

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In any school there are low achieving students. During the course of my teaching, i have developed a methodology which make things very easy for those low achieving students. These include, simplified description and simplified diagrams. All my diagrams are almost custom made. This is possible by my continuous modification of my diagrams which make the low achieving students to follow and draw them without much difficulty.

How does this idea help to spark student curiosity?

The low achieving student attracts towards material which is simple and easy for him/her to understand. We as facilitators need to invent methodologies which help them to learn fast. The material we make for them should be in simple language and with simple drawings, so that they get interest in studies and get good grades. This will bring down the fail % and help the low achievers to build up confidence in them and have a better future.

What grade level is this idea most appropriate for?

  • All of the above


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Hello Mehaboob
I love that you are willing to meet your students where they are and help them make connections with difficult topics.
I wonder if this modification keeps them in a cycle of being a low achiever and never attempt tougher challenges
I wish I had a clearer understanding of how it will spark curiosity.

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Hi James thank you for the comment. Presently i am working in Maldives. I have been working here for the last 22 years. All these years i have been watching students who have been getting very low grades like D,E and U. In our schools their number is high. Teachers keep different levels of achievers in the same class and teach the same content to all of them. This makes the low achievers think, that i can not do this and i can not pass in this subject. And above that parents pressure to get good grades! What i do is prepare notes on different topics which can be understood by them easily. In Biology for example, i draw digestive system in the centre of the A4 size paper, labell all the parts and opposite to them write their structure and function which include the process of digestion in brief. So the student learns everything from the drawing of the diagram, labells, functions and the process of digestion. Everythng comes on one side of an A4 size paper. So its easy for the kid to learn. I dont think this become a cycle for them. Once they build up confidence, they are able to takeup difficult tasks little by little. I have been successful in this. Those students who are low achievers in their O levels are now doing good in their degrees. So the student opting for higher education is the indicator which tells us that the students got the spark and their curiosity increased to go for higher education, saying that they too can achieve good results in higher education. Thanks