Being an education major and future educator, I love when I discover a new site or product that could help me with my students. I actually tested and then tutored a third grade student in reading last fall. I spent several of the first few days testing her to determine where she was in reading and comprehension abilities. The first day was kind of awkward because I did not know anything besides her name and she did not even know that much about me. A new site I just learned about will allow teachers or tutors to connect better with new and potential students from the beginning.
Kidzmet is a new student screening tool that helps teachers/tutors get to know students before the they first walk through the door. The student completes the assessment and then the teacher will receive an email telling about that student’s learning style as well as recommended approaches for teaching them. You can see a sample student introduction email here. Doesn’t it look exceptionally helpful for the beginning of the year?
Kidzmet can encourage better teacher/student interactions from the beginning. It allows for more engaged and motivated learners. It can also lower drop-out rates because you can tailor your lessons to fit the individual student after seeing the results. I think this looks like a great tool and would consider using it in my classroom.