What’s happening in your students’ brains when they can’t follow your classroom instructions? What if a student doesn’t want to answer your question? And why do some students struggle to tell a story?
These are all signs that a student may have a weakness in one or more key cognitive skills. Skills essential for learning.
As well as language skills, we all need four key thinking skills for effective learning. They are: memory, attention, processing, and sequencing.
Here are some behaviours you might notice if your students have a weakness in these skills: