Date
19 January 2020

Support participation and confidence

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Classroom strategies years 1-8’

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Encourage sustained participation

Encourage sustained participation

Discuss with the student what will support their participation and motivation.

Build the suggestions into your teaching practice.

  • Use your knowledge of students’ cultures, interests and strengths to create opportunities for them to take the lead.
  • Foster tuakana-teina relationships and create a class culture where students support each other.
  • Make sure stories of success get back to the students’ parents and whānau.
  • Act quickly on any concerns about a student’s well-being.
  • Recognise avoidance strategies and provide support and encouragement.
  • Give ongoing prompts and positive feedback and provide students with strategies to help them when they get stuck.

Support gifted students

Support gifted students

Gifted students with dyspraxia respond positively to a responsive learning environment approach, leading to improvements in motivation, commitment, performance and self-concept.

Ideas for building intrinsic motivation

Ideas for building intrinsic motivation

Professor Kirby describes how to help students build confidence by giving specific feedback, supporting students to set their own goals and identify steps to achieving them.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/4mOwc7A1iAM

Problem-solving at Stonefields School

Problem-solving at Stonefields School

Support students to develop strategies for “getting out of the pit” when they get stuck in their learning.

Useful resources

Useful resources

File

Dyspraxia friendly classroom guidelines

Publisher: Dyspraxia Foundation

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Helpful classroom strategies years 1-8”:

Return to the guide “Dyspraxia and learning”

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