Student performance is the key for a school and the teachers in general. When students perform well, it’s the pride of the teacher and that of the entire school. Therefore, as a teacher you need to figure out the Strategies of improving student performance. Any teacher who can embrace these strategies can reap high performance both in class and the entire school in general.
1.Get students to read twice as much every day.
Most students don’t like reading too much content. Since reading is key and helps learners to attain high marks in school, therefore, as a teacher ensure that you double the amount of content that the learners read in a given time. Make sure that whatever they are reading is enjoyable, personally relevant and manageable. After reading, allow the students discuss what they have read to the entire class. Through this, the learners can improve on their performance.
2. Insist on high quality by having students polish their work.
High quality work does not come once. But this can be attained through making constant drafts until a final copy is obtained that is well polished.
Always establish a culture of planning, rough drafts, critiques, and polishing work.
Publish guidelines for high-quality work, and have students evaluate performance against the guidelines. Make sure guidelines are based on local standards for academic achievement, address content and are sufficiently challenging. Use guidelines diagnosticallynot just to assign grades.
3. Establish a climate of mutual respect.
Have students develop and agree on a set of guidelines for acceptable classroom behavior, based on the idea of mutual respect and everyone’s right to learn. Enforce these guidelines strictly & consistently and students will rise to your expectations.
4.Establish a culture of evidence and justification in your classroom.
It’s true that “everyone is entitled to an opinion,” but everyone must be prepared to justify an opinion, using evidence. From now on, make this a rule, for yourself and for your students. Always ask, ‘How do you know that’s true?” “What is your evidence?” Never allow someone to say, “It’s just my opinion” or “I don’t know why I think that.”
5. Introduce and discuss at least one new “power word” every day.
“Power words” are abstract vocabulary words that are useful for thinking and talking about content. Power words are words like perimeter, inference, hypothesis, and category. They are the kinds of words that appear in the prompts to test items. Power words help young people think, and express their thoughts, at a higher level.
6.When introducing an important new concept or skill, make sure everyone understands before moving on.
Use performance assessments to ensure mastery and understanding. Use cooperative learning and other strategies to ensure that students take responsibility not just for their own learning, but for the learning of others. Have all students show they understand. Establish a classroom culture of asking for clarification and help—and make sure all students get the help they need. Don’t let anyone fall through the cracks.
By embracing all the above strategies, learners can now achieve high performance in your school and your class in general.