Students Struggling with Advanced Placement Classes
I read recently, students taking Advanced Placement classes struggle to handle the class demands. These students from elementary school years advancing to high school always made A’s. However, the article stated many students in high schools suddenly are at a loss as to how to keep up. So, researchers looking at this phenomena have a few suggestions for these students to implement in order to do better. Researchers suggest teaching students certain skills: how to engage in school, how to connect with teachers when help is needed and help students learn time management, organizational skills to cope with stress. For some these skills come naturally, for others instruction is necessary. I believe these skills are teachable by a good teacher or tutor, provided they are aware these skills are what needed. Great suggestions researchers!