Solving Academic and Behavior Problems
A Strengths-Based Guide for Teachers and Teams
How many times have you been stumped by a student’s failure to learn? You tried everything in your toolkit, but nothing worked. Now what if there were a process that would help you pinpoint the student’s specific needs and design an action plan to swiftly remedy the problem? In Solving academic and behavior problems, Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz offer just that.
This process, based on the positive psychology of appreciative inquiry, builds on what is working with students to address what is not working. It’s a system of support that helps general education teachers partner with specialists and parents to learn new ways to enrich academic, social-emotional and behavioural growth through structured conversations and a series of productive meetings of thirty minutes or less.
Using more than twenty-five video clips, Searle and Swartz walk you through the six basic steps of the appreciative inquiry problem-solving process:
- Connect with team members and stakeholders.
- Review the meeting focus or concern.
- Share a story that details when you successfully addressed the concern.
- Establish a goal using a concise ‘DATA’ framework.
- Design an action plan.
- Commit to an action.
The authors also outline how to use five whys to uncover hidden barriers to student achievement when learning isn’t improving.
Each chapter contains links to online video examples, activities, reflection questions, scenarios, handy tools and tips from practitioners. A great resource to strengthen RTI and MTSS plans and invaluable to teachers, support staff and administration alike, Solving academic and behavior problems provides the kind of insights and guidance that expand and sharpen educators’ capacity to help all students learn.
|Publish date||2020-11-25 00:00:00|
|Key Learning Area||Professional development|