Presentation on theme: "Causes and Cures in the Classroom"— Presentation transcript:
1Causes and Cures in the Classroom Innovation Showcase 12/10/14
2Why do our students struggle? Let’s brainstorm reasons why we think our students struggle with Reading, Writing, Math, and BehaviorShare out
3Is / Is Not Is: Teamwork, Not: Completed in isolation Is: Diagnosed by investigating, Not: assuming the obvious from previous studentsIs: Analyzing effective strategies, Not: Random interventionsIs: Going beyond one size fits all, Not: Grouping just because they are low overallIs: a way of rethinking, Not: another program to add to your workload
4You need to “Know the Student” Academics concernsBehavior ConcernsStrengths to Build OnWhat other information would be important?
5Analyze Root Cause Keep asking why Motivation Formula: Value x ExpectancyBe careful of Won’t and Can’tCan’t solve the problem until you get to root causeExample
6Set A Clear and Measurable Goal If we___________ then _________________Goal should be attainableDo not expect improvements overnightExample
7Decide How to Measure Student Progress Be sure to chart the progress or even better have the student chart their progressDon’t wait too long to measureExample
8Need an Action Plan Don’t reinvent the wheel Needs to be a priority Get help to implementHelp students to understand that what they do Matters!
9Your TurnUse a copy of the book and take one of your students through the 5 step process for Math, Reading, Writing, or Behavior