9 Powerful Practices for Teaching At-Risk Students


1.  Build Relationships of Respect

2.  Make Beginning Learning Relational

3.  Teach Students to Speak in Formal Register

4.  Assess Each Student’s Resources

5.  Teach the Hidden Rules of School

6.  Monitor Progress and Plan Interventions

7.  Translate the Concrete into the Abstract

8.  Teach Students How to Ask Questions

9.  Forge Relationships with Parents

Combining all of these practices in the classroom provides teachers with the tools necessary to impact the lives of the students they serve.

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