How can we help struggling students so they don’t drop out? In order to help them, we really need to identify why they are struggling and why we are losing them.
Some, but certainly not all, reasons students drop out are that they:
- Are falling behind in class and in their grades, which makes them feel unable catch up—so they give up hope and lose motivation
- Need to help support their families in various ways, and so they are unable to attend traditional brick-and-mortar schools
- Feel their learning needs aren’t being met by traditional methods