What is MTSS? Part 3

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This is the time to revisit the inventory taken at the beginning of the adoption process and consider building a resource library. You may find that current instructional methods require only slight modifications to be considered tier 1 and tier 2 practices.

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Response to Intervention (RTI): Part 2

RTI Growth

In my first post on Response to Intervention (RTI), I provided a brief introduction to this framework.  In summary, Response to Intervention (RTI) is a strategy geared towards students who face learning challenges. The premise behind “interventions” is to ensure that students receive the supports they need so that the gaps in learning are not…

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What is MTSS? Part 2

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In the previous blog, I outlined the first step of initiating MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports), a framework designed to meet the needs of each and every learner in a school district. When your school community has completed its inventory of instructional tools and supports for academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning, it is time to…

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Community Engagement Through Analytical Processing 

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Data in schools is based around which instructional methods are working and how instruction needs to be changed and improved. We use data every day as teachers to guide and execute our instruction. Administrators use data every day to make decisions about their schools. Data can also feel overwhelming and chaotic. Data, however, can also…

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Response to Intervention (RTI): An Introduction

RTI Growth

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a strategy geared towards students who face learning challenges. Students struggle for a variety of reasons and it’s important to understand why these students are struggling and the best way to create a learning path so that they are successful and feel good about themselves. The premise behind “interventions” is…

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That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It

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On March 15, 2022 the U.S. Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act. This bill would make daylight savings time the new, permanent standard time which would end the twice-annual changing of clocks.  Daylight savings time has been observed in most states since 1966 with the passage of the Uniform Time Act.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R.,…

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