3D Approach

3-D Approach |threeˈdēˈəˈprō ch|


1. The technique of improving a student’s approach to school work in the present, past and future simultaneously.


a) Present

  • Prioritizing nightly work while incorporating note-taking methods that aid in comprehension and critical thinking.
  • Tackling organizational issues up front, improving the way the student keeps materials in their desk, computer and backpack.

b) Past

  • Scanning the student’s true comprehension of the material throughout sessions to find areas where he has missed essential concepts in the past. Seeing if he has paved over his lack of understanding with work-arounds: circuitous methods of getting the right answer.
  • Stressing the concepts that the student has been lacking until he feels comfortable using them on his own.

c) Future

  • Creating structure ahead of time so the student is prepared for what’s to come. (ex. Showing how to write categories into a notebook before lectures to take organized notes and put information in an accessible place while the teacher is talking.)
  • Training students on how to search for and annotate themes and motifs in their humanities work in preparation for big assignments.
  • Stressing how the  concepts they are learning currently in math and science will apply to upcoming coursework and new units in the near future and down the road.
  • Previewing upcoming units by preparing notebook categories and explaining general concepts so that the student has a foundation of understanding to better absorb class teachings.