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How to Engage Underperforming Students

By focusing tightly on instructional strategies and professional development (PD), educators at Cochrane Collegiate Academy saved their school from closure. In just three years, they have doubled student performance, and they continue to reach higher.

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Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students

Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices. Watch the video.

1. Essential Question

2. Activating Strategy

3. Relevant Vocabulary

4. Limited Lecture

5. Graphic Organizer

6. Student Movement

7. Higher Order Thinking Questions

8. Summarize

9. Rigorous

10. Student Centered

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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