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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Teaching strategy for slow learners

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From: Kit

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2008041807:09:36
Subject: Identifying slow learners and lazy learners

I am a school teacher as well as a tutor. I teach both mathematics and physics. I can accept slow learners and be very patient with them. How do we differentiate slow learners and lazy learners? Some students are lazy and expect us to explain in detail than to think through it themselves. Mental persistence and thought process is very important. I see our brain like a muscle. It is like running a marathon, in order to learn in great leaps, we need to inculcate mental persistent. I do not want to be too harsh and frighten the slow learners. But yet do not want to allow the lazy (but fast) learners to perform less than their potential. Anyone has any idea to share?

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