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2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2628, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

Invest in the power of great instruction and learn how to leverage it in classrooms and school districts.



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Taking Charge of Professional Development

by Joseph H. Semadeni

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Chapter 6. Systematic Intervention

How do you encourage classroom teachers to provide timely interventions without neglecting a subgroup of students?

Most schools identify and provide services to students experiencing significant learning difficulties. However, many schools do not have a systematic approach to assisting students who do not have learning disabilities but struggle now and then with academic concepts. For example, let's say a student has difficulty mastering the multiplication facts but has a fairly good grasp of other math concepts. Unless a label such as "Title I" or "special ed" is attached to this student, she will probably not receive help other than that offered by the classroom teacher. What if the classroom teacher doesn't provide remediation? Also, in an attempt to leave no child behind, schools tend to overlook advanced students. How might neglecting these students influence the future of our country? Ironically, schools would find better ways to reach all students if they focused more attention on enrichment. Therefore, a sound, systematic approach to interventions meets the needs of all students, not just those with learning disabilities.



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