Response to intervention (RTI) is the best way to intervene when students need additional time and support. But as Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work emphasises, to ensure high levels of learning for both students and educators, school or regions must first function as a professional learning community (PLC). With PLC as the foundation to their approach to RTI, authors Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos and Janet Malone offer powerful research and their own professional experiences to capture why the three tiers of RTI best help prevent students from falling behind in their learning. The thoughtfully adapted RTI at Work pyramid, aligned to the larger PLC at Work framework, makes individual students the focus of multi-tiered school interventions. This handbook offers logical tier-by-tier guiding principles and essential actions to help educators collaboratively create a highly effective, multi-tiered system of supports.
F–12 teachers, leaders and teams will