16 Strategies to Help Students Who Have Difficulty Transitioning to the Next Learning Experience

Are you looking for strategies to help students who have difficulty transitioning to the next learning experience? If so, keep reading.

1. Stop the learner from becoming overstimulated by a learning experience. Observe learner behavior to limit overexcitement in physical learning activities, games, parties, etc.

2. Create definite time limits and give the learner this information before the learning experience begins.

3. Notify the learner that work not finished in one sitting can be finished later. Give the learner ample time to finish earlier tasks to guarantee closure.

4. Give the learner more than enough time to finish a learning experience. As the learner shows success, decrease the amount of time given to finish a learning experience.

5. Organize time limits so the learner knows the amount of time there is to work and when they must be finished.

6. Allow a transition period between learning activities so the learner can make adjustments in their behavior.

7. Use a signal method (e.g., turning the lights off and on) to warn that the end of a learning experience is near.

8. Get the learner to time learning activities to monitor personal behavior and accept time limits.

9. Give the learner shorter learning activities. As the learner shows success, slowly increase the length of the learning activities.

10. Provide a consistent daily routine (schedule).

11. Provide consistent expectations within the capacity and ability level of the learner.

12. Let the learner finish a learning experience unless it is troublesome to the schedule.

13. Give the learner a list of learning materials needed for each learning experience (e.g., pencil, paper, textbook, workbook, etc.).

14. Consider using a classroom management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

15. Consider using Alexa to help you with classroom management. Click here to read an article that we wrote on the subject.

16. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.