Presentation on theme: "Causes and Cures in the Classroom"— Presentation transcript:
1 Causes and Cures in the Classroom Innovation Showcase 12/10/14
2 Why do our students struggle? Let’s brainstorm reasons why we think our students struggle with Reading, Writing, Math, and BehaviorShare out
3 Is / 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
4 You need to “Know the Student” Academics concernsBehavior ConcernsStrengths to Build OnWhat other information would be important?
5 Analyze 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
6 Set A Clear and Measurable Goal If we___________ then _________________Goal should be attainableDo not expect improvements overnightExample
7 Decide 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
8 Need 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!
9 Your TurnUse a copy of the book and take one of your students through the 5 step process for Math, Reading, Writing, or Behavior