Intervention

Understanding the MTSS Problem-Solving Process: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Understanding the MTSS Problem-Solving Process

The terms MTSS (Multi-Tier System of Supports) and RTI (Response to Intervention) are often used interchangeably among educators, but the truth is these two frameworks are NOT one in the same. MTSS is a set of evidence-based practices implemented across a system to meet the needs of all learners (Kansas...

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The 5 Ws of Digital Citizenship
Thursday, April 5, 2018
The 5 W's of Digital Citizenship

There’s no denying that technology has shaped this generation of students. Growing up in the midst of the technological revolution, 21st-century students have been exposed to new devices and applications every year of their lives. New technology is being developed nearly as fast as educators themselves can learn to use...

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The Core Components of MTSS
Friday, February 23, 2018
The Core Components of MTSS

Education models are constantly in a state of development and change. Over the past few years, many well-known and supported models such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Response to Intervention (RTI), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) have been effective in addressing many of the issues that students...

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5 Strategies for Engaging Reluctant Readers
Thursday, February 1, 2018
5 Strategies for Engaging Reluctant Readers

A reluctant reader is, quite simply, any student who does not show an interest in reading. These students may actively resist reading, mask their dislike by clowning around or misbehaving when asked to read, become easily frustrated during reading, or need to be coaxed into picking up a book. Identifying...

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6 Ways to Help Students Struggling with Reading Close the Gap
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Young girl struggling with reading

Students need to develop strong, fundamental reading skills in elementary school to set the groundwork for future success in all academic areas. That’s why it is essential to help struggling students close academic literacy gaps in the early years before they begin to tackle more complex materials. To help struggling...

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5 Classroom Strategies for Early Reading Intervention
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
little girl sitting on pile of books

Today’s students and teachers are under increasing pressure to show early progress and success in reading. Not all of this can be attributed to a desire to increase standardized test scores, as some may fear; it also has to do with a concern that kids will be “left behind” if...

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Carefully Structuring Effective Intervention
Friday, October 14, 2016
frustrated young boy in class

The first step to structuring an effective intervention is to identify the students who need help and the skills with which they are struggling. Frameworks such as RTI and MTSS recommend ongoing assessment to determine student needs:

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