Get Surprising Results with Underachieving Students by Addressing Executive Function Deficits


Speaker: Margaret Searle


SKU: 020216

Webinar Description

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Teachers often overlook executive function as a root cause of some of the most mystifying academic or behavioral issues. Students labeled as lazy, unmotivated or disruptive may simply need interventions that specifically target deficits in executive function skills.

Join Margaret Searle for a 2-hour webinar that will give you lots of insights and strategies for helping students who struggle with reading and writing because of poor motivation, weak organization skills, memory problems and impulsive behaviors. Learn how to identify and address these deficits early, before frustration and discouragement escalate into behavior problems.

Through practice cases, Margaret will show you how to diagnose root causes, develop specific interventions and practical 3-step action plans. This problem-solving protocol has helped hundreds of schools transform their intervention team meetings into productive sessions that involve families in a positive way. You will be stunned by the results of these interventions with students experiencing executive function deficits!

Webinar Topics:

  • What neurologists know about executive function and its effects on learning and behavior
  • How to support students who lack focus in the classroom
  • Where memory systems often break down and what instructional practices can help
  • Why we often misread the problem of missing and incomplete assignments
  • Teach students how to plan and self-monitor–the improvement in achievement can be stunning
  • Include students in intervention planning so they share responsibility for their success
  • Parent involvement in intervention meetings–How to keep it safe, inviting and productive


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About the Speaker

Margaret Searle

Margaret Searle is the founder of Searle Enterprises, a consultant group working in the areas of collaboration, problem-solving, and innovative teaching techniques. She presents nationally and works with individual school districts to develop and implement continuous improvement plans. Margaret has been a teacher, Title I director, middle and elementary school principal, K–12 supervisor and adjunct professor for Ashland University. She also served as an education advisor to President George H. W. Bush.

Margaret is the author of the Ohio Department of Education’s Standards-Based Instruction for All Learners: A Treasure Chest for Principal-led Building Teams (2004), What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do: Building a Pyramid of Interventions (2007), Response to Intervention: What Every School Leader Needs To Know About RTI (ASCD, 2010) and the companion DVD on secondary school RTI interventions, Causes and Cures in the Classroom: Getting to the Root of Academic and Behavior Problems (ASCD, 2013). Her newest book is Teacher Teamwork: How Do We Make It Work? (ASCD, 2015).


Frequently Asked Questions

How does a webinar work?

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How many can access the event per registration?

Registration is by site, not by individual, so there is no limit to the number of people who can participate at your site. We do request no more than one phone connection per site.

My school district only pays by purchase order. Do you accept POs?

Yes. You may fax the PO to 815-461-5647 or call us at 207-632-1954. Please include the full name and email address of the registrant.

What is the difference between the recording link and the CD-ROM?

Both include the synchronized audio and PowerPoint, but the link may only be accessed for 30 days. The CD-ROM provides a permanent record of the webinar.