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  • Prepare the lessons and explanations in a way that every student will understand and will be able to learn the basics.
  • Express sometimes your belief in everybody’s capability to learn.
  • Make positive comments about learning, such as: “if you are not learning is because we are not using the right method to teach or study”, “it’s nobody’s fault that you don’t understand or learn, we will have to tackle the problem in a different way”.
  • Make the students’ achievements a reason to show them their capabilities.
  • Know how your students deal with success and failure to be ready to meet their needs.
  • Be a confident and reliable teacher, so that your students can trust you with their doubts, hesitation and fear.
  • Understand that sometimes voluntary absences, lack of interest or couldn’t-care-less attitude are ways of avoiding failure.
  • Plan some easy activities in the classroom to be able to assess students experiencing failure.
  • Plan some group activities and group students by affinity or friendship
  • Avoid comparing the fastest students with the slowest ones; on the contrary, try to carry out activities where you can enhance the work of a greater number of students.

 

I hope you like these ideas, you can add more of your own.