10-second review: How should teachers deal with adolescents? “Florez-Gonzalez tells educators to pay particular attention to the interests and needs of individual adolescents rather than treat them as a homogenized population without regard for individual differences.”
Source: F Serafini, et al. Reading Research Quarterly (Oct/Nov/Dec 04), 488.
Comment: I think the same idea applies to students having trouble in learning. Don’t look at them as typical but try to get at the problems as the students themselves see them. Learning journals in which students respond to what they are learning can go a long way in helping teachers gain insight to how the students perceive what is occurring with their learning. RayS.