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Causes & Cures in the Classroom: Getting to the Root of Academic and Behavior Problems

Margaret Searle

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Whether students leave the classroom confident and goal-directed or frustrated and aimless depends on our ability to do two things: diagnose their needs and deliver support. This challenge can be daunting when students come to school with weak vocabulary, poor planning and organization skills, and problems with memory, impulse control, and attention span.

Causes & Cures reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.

This essential guide provides

  • Illuminating case studies that walk you through the protocol in a variety of content areas and grade levels.
  • Strategies and tools to help you diagnose root causes and develop targeted, effective interventions for your students.
  • Guidance for extending individualized interventions to large groups.

Most of us went into teaching with the dream of helping all our students succeed. We can't let students who struggle wear us down or wait us out. No matter which subject or grade level you teach, this indispensable resource will show how you can help students overcome difficulties and experience real success in the classroom.

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About the Author

Margaret Searle, AuthorMARGARET SEARLE is the president of Searle Enterprises, Inc., an educational consulting firm. She specializes in consulting with districts and schools in the areas of curriculum alignment, differentiated instruction, inclusive education, leadership team development, and training teams to implement RTI. Her teaching experience covers every grade from preschool through 8th grade in both a general and special education capacity. Her administrative experience has been as a K–12 supervisor in Dayton City Schools as well as a middle school principal in Springfield, Ohio, and an elementary school principal in Toledo, Ohio. She has written three previous books, including Standards-Based Instruction for All Learners: A Treasure Chest for Principal-Led Building Teams, What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do: Building a Pyramid of Interventions, and What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI.

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