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How do You Know If a Student Needs Remediation?

A simple quiz works best to find out if a class or a specific student needs remediation for the content presented in class. It doesn’t need to be a formal quiz and can take place more often if it’s not. Teachers need every moment in class that they can get.  Remediation can be a quick question and answer session between the teacher and the students or a ticket out the door asking students what they learned in class and a question they have about it. Tickets out the door can also answer specific questions that the teacher wants to check on. Both help teachers find out what students learned in a mini-lesson. A more formal quiz, perhaps at the end of the week, can alert teachers of the content that has been forgotten by students. Writing can be used as a tool to find out what content hasn’t been retained and what content remediation is needed on. Assign your students to write an expository paragraph about a subject and you’ll find out quickly who needs remediation and who doesn’t.

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How Can Teachers Remediate?

There are many techniques teachers can use to remediate in their classrooms. I have found that the more simple the technique the more effective it is. If it’s simple then so are the directions.  This saves time in the class. It also helps the student focus on the content and not the directions or rules, if a game. Don’t get caught up in the “entertainment” value. It’s distracting for the student. Remember repetition is the key so I recommend staying away from a jeopardy type game which only asks a question once and doesn’t focus on all of the individuals in the class that need remediation for each question. Some simple techniques teachers can use to remediate include: flashcards, memory games and peer review.

If teachers want to know about a certain classes retention and would like to address it as a class, they can use tickets out the door at the end of class and then address the most common deficiencies at the beginning of the next class. Classroom discussions can work if you can keep everyone’s attention.

Another almost forgotten way to remediate is through homework. Depending on the school district you work for homework might be stressed in either direction, either giving it or not giving it. It is a good remediation tool if you can get students to actually do it. Writing to review the days content is very beneficial just like reading additional information on the material presented at school.

Whether remediation is done through repetition, discussions or homework it is beneficial to the learner.

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