Hawker Brownlow Education

Simplifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles

Author: Mike Mattos, Austin Buffum, Chris Weber

Availability: In Stock

Code: SOT0428

ISBN: 9781743300428

No of Pages: 228

Publish date: 15/12/2011

Price: $32.95


The sequel to Pyramid Response to Intervention advocates that a successful RTI model begins by asking the right questions to create a fundamentally effective learning environment for every student. RTI is not a series of implementation steps, but rather a way of thinking. Understand why bureaucratic, paperwork-heavy, compliance-oriented, test-score-driven approaches fail. Then, learn how to create a focused RTI model that works. The authors present an inverted version of the RTI pyramid that narrows the focus to each individual child and explain how teacher teams and two school-wide teams collaborate to assume collective responsibility for the learning of every student.

Readers will learn how to:

Use the four essential guiding principles to guide thinking and implementation

  • Build team structures for collaboration

  • Create a toolbox of effective interventions

  • Develop a system of convergent assessment to identify students for intervention, determine their unique needs, monitor progress, and revise or extend learning

  • Address complex issues such as motivation, behaviour, English language proficiency, and intense academic struggles