As you learn more about how you learn you can help your teachers help you.
Ask a teacher to help you pick which things below will help you in school.
Sometimes teachers do not know what you need or what would help you.
The form below can be used to help you tell teachers
- what helps
- what they do that you like
- what they could do to help you learn better
Print a page for each teacher that you have. Fill in your name and your teacher’s name. Then tick a few things that would help you in each class.
Not all things are possible in every class so spend time talking to each of your teachers about what is possible. In turn, you must be able to say to each teacher that you will always try your best.
To _____________________ (teacher’s name)
From ___________________ (pupil’s name)
1. I think I could do better in your class if you…
Let me work with a ‘support buddy’
Let me sit in the front nearer to your desk
Gave me more time to answer questions and do my work
Gave me more help in classroom when I don’t know what to do
Showed me how to do things rather than just telling me
Let me photocopy the overheads or lecture notes
Used more visual information like illustrations, graphs, maps, charts, videos, photographs and posters.
Gave more information on handouts.
2. I think I could do better in your class if you…
Used simpler words when explaining things
Would give instructions one at a time and repeat them
3. I think I could do better in your class if you…
Let me use a coloured overlay in class when I read
Told me I didn’t have to read out loud in front of the class
Gave me more time to read
4. I think I could do better in your class if you…
Let me tape record the class lesson
Let me use a computer to help me do my work
Let me use a dictaphone or tape recorder
5. I think I could do better if, when you made worksheets, you…
Used a bigger & clearer font like Arial, Arial or Sassoon Primary in size 12 – 16, with double-spacing
Used words that were easier for me to read
Printed on light coloured paper
6. I think I could do better if, when you use the board or overhead projector, you…
Printed rather than used joined/cursive writing
Used colour chalk or markers
Read slowly and repeated whatever you write
Wrote less for me to copy
7. I think I could do better with your homework if you…
Let me hand in work as mind maps
Let me write less than the others
Let me just write the answers and not the questions
Let me memorise less
Let me check with you to see if I wrote down the homework right
Let me do my homework on my computer
Let me do my homework on my tape recorder
8. I think I could do better in your tests if you…
Read the test questions out loud before the test
Gave me more time to do tests
Let me do the test orally