How should I address a student with little progress over the others?
Even if some aren’t typing as quickly as others, don’t let any of your kids feel that hope is gone. Continue to remind your children that skills develop on different timetables for different people. Encourage them to continue learning even if the keyboarding class is over. Children should focus on their own individual progress rather than their standing in the class, if they are down. However, if their typing status in class is motivating to a particular child, motivate away!
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As with all subjects, it is completely normal to expect some students to struggle while others thrive.
Remind students that the measure of a proficient typist does not rely solely on the speed of their typing. Students should be focused on improving both their speed and accuracy. Celebrate your slower typists for how well they focus on accuracy. A little motivation may go a long way.
Also keep an eye on your already-proficient typists - even if they seem to be typing at a level above expectations for their age, it is worth making sure the student is using correct technique. With the ubiquity of technology, it is likely some of your proficient students are using self-taught techniques which could lead to inefficiency or even physical damage in the long run.
You should expect students in your class to be at differing levels of typing proficiency. There are many ways to keep your advanced students engaged while you focus your attention on your struggling students. Consider hosting competitions for highest WPM or accuracy, allow your most advanced students to tutor less experienced classmates, or challenge your adept typists by blindfolding them or covering the letters on their keyboard. Having a few ideas up your sleeve will ensure your skilled typists don’t become bored and distracting to others who need time to practice.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)