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Teaching Strategies to Reach Highly Mobile Children

Click on the links below to learn more about teaching strategies that can help in reaching highly mobile children in your classrooms.

Tips for Supporting Mobile Students

This brief from Project HOPE, Virginia's Education of Homeless Children and Youth program housed at the College of William and Mary, discusses what schools can do to support the education of highly mobile students.

Classrooms with Revolving Doors: Recommended Practices for Teachers of At-Risk and Highly Mobile Students

Teachers whose classrooms seem to have revolving doors with students entering, withdrawing, and even re-entering throughout the school year, face a variety of challenges in meeting the needs of such highly mobile students and their more stable peers. These two briefs describe some the challenges and offers recommendations to teachers based on the literature and case studies of award-winning teachers with a variety of students in their classrooms who moved frequently. One of the briefs covers Elementary Teachers and the other covers High School and Middle School Teachers

Effective Teaching and At-Risk/Highly Mobile Students: What Do Award-Winning Teachers Do? [PDF]

This study, designed jointly by the National Center for Homeless Education and The College of William and Mary, explores the critical role of the classroom teacher in contributing to the education of at-risk and highly mobile students. The study includes a review of the literature on the effective teaching of at-risk and highly mobile students and an exploration of the beliefs and practices of six teachers who won national and/or state awards for working with students in difficult circumstances.

Students on the Move: Reaching and Teaching Highly Mobile Children and Youth [PDF]

This handbook, a joint publication of the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, provides an overview of research on the education of various groups of students who tend to be highly mobile. The handbook discusses migratory children and youth, children and youth experiencing homelessness, children of military families, and students experiencing mobility on a global scale.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) Mobility Study Bibliography [Word doc]

This NCHE bibliography, updated September 2011, provides a broad list of research studies addressing the issue of mobility and its effects on a child's or youth's education.

Reading on the Go!

Reading on the Go! is a two-volume project that explores reading instruction for students experiencing high mobility as a result of high poverty.


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