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Secondary School Vaterstetten, Gluckstraße Supporting low achieving pupils 1.Conception 2.Resources Learning facilities Instruction materials and methods Human resources 3.Projects 4.Optional subjects 5.Practical training 6.Whole day classes
Supporting low achieving pupils 1.Conception Lebensraum Schule Our school - a space for all children to grow and learn where a child can experience its strength and learn to get along with its weakness where aims, rules and required skills are transparent where children take an active part in school affairs where parents and experts help to learn and understand
Supporting low achieving pupils 2.Resources Learning facilities Classrooms Niches Special rooms Equipment Outdoor Practical training
Supporting low achieving pupils 2.Resources Learning facilities Classroom management Posters on the walls help to memorize themes and topics. Dictionaries and encyclopaedia help to find answers.
Supporting low achieving pupils Classroom management The seating arrangement – Students with difficulties to concentrate are seated in a way to protect them from getting to much impulses by their comrades. 2. Resources Learning facilities board
Supporting low achieving pupils 2.Resources Learning facilities Niches to learn The classroom isnt everything. There are places sometimes just corners where children can do their work alone or together with partners around the school.
Supporting low achieving pupils Lernwerkstatt In the Lernwerkstatt there is a lot of material for all grades. It helps students to learn individually on topics, to close gaps and help to understand. 2.Resources Learning facilities
Supporting low achieving pupils Special rooms For the practical training there are special rooms like the kitchen, the computer room and the workshop. 2.Resources Learning facilities
Supporting low achieving pupils 2.Resources Learning facilities Outdoor Visiting museums and experts at their working place help to get a better understanding of the context.
Supporting low achieving pupils 2.Resources Learning facilities Outdoor Visiting firms to get an idea of what a certain profession has to cope with.
Supporting low achieving pupils 2.Resources Learning facilities Practical Training Working with experts to learn about their profession at first hand…
Supporting low achieving pupils 2.Resources Learning facilities …and create s.th. for the schools benefit. They made it: a closet for their classroom. …a tippi for the backyard. …new tiles for the school toilett. Practical Training
Supporting low achieving pupils Weekly learning plans Students get their individualized learning plan. During the week there is special time to work on the topics. The intention is to close gaps and to have time to learn with special material. e.g. 5th grade 2.Resources Instruction materials and methods
Supporting low achieving pupils Weekly learning plans The plan lists pages of an exercise book to work on, work sheets or special materials as well as topics to repeat. e.g. 7th grade 2.Resources Instruction materials and methods
Supporting low achieving pupils 2.Resources Instruction materials and methods teaching how to learn - make the students aware of how learning is working and why a method will help them to learn better especially helping to visualize the subject, using the capacity of both brain hemispheres (brain gym, using pictures, colours, rhyme and rhythm, relaxing methods…)
Supporting low achieving pupils organizing the work homework, weekly working plans and open learning situations with different demands according to the abilities basic exercises to help to close the gap using concrete material to explain getting information to a topic from several directions (history, art, German…) individual tasks, individual time-frames time for repetition again and again using the time during open situations to help and instruct the low- achievers individually no archiving of used work sheets to spare this time for learning 2.Resources Instruction materials and methods
Supporting low achieving pupils Supporting the success writing with a pencil to make corrections easier, if the student wants to give the opportunity to try out and realize what is right and what is wrong avoiding mistakes by offering help emphasize the success dont mark to high a mistake 2.Resources Instruction materials and methods
Supporting low achieving pupils using exercise books without lines (after removing the line paper the entry looks good even the student isnt able to write in lines accurately) 2.Resources Instruction materials and methods Let the students copying pictures instead of clueing a copy into the exercise book. That supports the eye-hand-coordination. Supporting the success
2.Resources Human Resources staff (teachers, prospective teachers, facility manager, caretaker) parents students probants external experts Everybody is doing his best to support our students. Supporting low achieving pupils
3.Projects Associated classes Being responsible for younger children have a strong influence on the students. In the work with the associated classes they took up the responsibility for the younger one during meetings at school or during excursions. The younger one often adore the older students strengthening their self-confidence.
Supporting low achieving pupils 3.Projects Art Art is a very important part to develop ones personality. The low achiever often show a big talent in arts but often dont value it. We help them to use and show their talent not only during lessons but also during projects. creating a logogram for our school give our wastepaper-baskets a better shape designing the school inside and outside designing the school during the seasons
Supporting low achieving pupils 3.Projects Behaviour Throughout the year there are special lessons where all grades get mixed to learn how to behave in special situations: e.g. …when I have to enter an office …when I have to ask for s.th. …on the table / in the restaurant …in confrontation with the other gender …in an embarrassing situation What will my image be in public if I behave like…?
Supporting low achieving pupils 3.Projects Presentation To learn to present oneself in the class by presenting the conclusion of a group work or a paper in front of the parents of ones class at special meetings in front of other classes and visitors as we call it wir zeigens euch (we show it to you)
Supporting low achieving pupils 4. Optional subjects Special lessons offer the opportunity to show other abilities as usually necessary: taking photos or making a film gardening and planting driving a mono-cycle or dancing using the workshop to create a work-piece of ones own ideas organizing events for the other pupils (cinema, bowling, ice- skating…) running
Supporting low achieving pupils 5. Practical training Throughout the year especially the upper grades (7 to 9) get a practical training for several days. The students choose what kind of business they want to explore. They themselves have to make contact to firms. Of course if necessary teachers help to find a place for the training. There is also the possibility to volunteer for more practical training during holidays or after school. The students can show what they are up to in the chosen business. Making a good impression these practical trainings often help to get an apprenticeship in spite of bad marks.
Supporting low achieving pupils 6. Whole day classes Since two years we can offer classes with lessons till afternoon. Here there is much more time to help children with learning deficiencies to close the gaps to develop their individuality to realise where the strength is to accept the weakness