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Education Week — Students' Help-Seeking Strategies Offer Clues for Educators

If You Need Help, Raise Your Hand

Reviewed by Gary Kipp, AWSP Executive Director

A few weeks ago, I came across an article in Education Week about the different ways students ask for help. We're taught that if we need help, we should raise our hand. However, researchers are taking another look at how help-seeking behavior may differ based on a student's learning environment. A student's age, work habits or even body language can provide more of a clue than a raised hand. This is an excellent article that I think all administrators would benefit from reading. Read the article.