Since different students learn in different ways, they benefit from different kinds of support. Here are a few examples that might spark ideas of your own!

Highly motivated learners

Allow your highly motivated learners to choose the content they study and to move at their own pace. These learners often progress through Khan Academy at impressive speeds!

By explaining what they’re learning or teaching others, these students can reinforce their own understanding.

Disengaged learners

If a learner has trouble paying attention to Khan Academy, use rewards or verbal praise to encourage a positive learning attitude and strong work ethic. Leverage your coach reports to set appropriate goals and celebrate small successes. For example, if you see that the learner mastered a skill on Khan Academy, show them the skill and praise them for this accomplishment. It may also be beneficial to have the learner add other friends or family members as coaches so that these people can also monitor the learner’s progress and congratulate them.

One common reason for learners to disengage is that material they're studying seems too easy or too difficult. If this is the case, help your learner find content suited to their level.

Dependent learners

If a learner works diligently but tends to ask for help frequently or feel insecure about their answers, emphasize positive learning habits such as reading the hint and watching the video before asking for guidance. Encourage the learner to check their work on their own and submit their final answer when they feel ready.