In-Class Solutions (ICS) Training For Success  

 

In-Class Solutions instructors will keep in mind the vast academic modeling experiences they bring to the session.  Sometimes learners are not getting the lesson in the classroom, for different reasons.   It is our job to identify what they need and design academic support to achieve their goal.   

1. Ask why before all else.

Don't just ask, "Why?" and let the answer linger. Often, the student will just say, "Because I don't." Your next question could be, "What part do you get?" Once you reach the point where they're unsure, ask follow-up questions from that point onward. Push for them to answer questions rather than listen to your personal line of reasoning out the material. If they can vocalize the process and demonstrate understanding before you take them through it step by step, then let them do it. And keep asking why in the meantime.

2. Virtual Enrichment.

Some learners need a genuine break.  Learners in large groups bombarded with speeches, tend to have a passive experience.  Virtual enrichment and online academic support reduces this experience by allowing them to review the same material in a different environment. 

3. Make modifications to how we teach, to how you learn.

The push for higher standards, rigor, and accountability often means that our students' humanness gets pushed to the wayside in some classrooms. We try to force learner to see the material the way we estimate that a test-maker would, rather than developing lessons that work for as many students as possible. 

 

 

4. Teach learners the art of the good question.

 We teach learners how to ask questions that clarify, expand or enhance meaning. Learners ask a lot of questions, and we ought to encourage them to get in the habit of questioning. Yet, we can differentiate between asking a question that adds value and a question that doesn't.

 

       

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