Integrating Behavior and Academic Supports
Combining both academic and behavior supports within the RTI framework is effective in helping to maximize time for instruction, enhance student-teacher relationships, foster school connectedness, and improve academic and social competency for all students. In this article, Drs. Hank Bohanon, Steve Goodman, and Kent McIntosh explore the similarities in academic and behavior RTI models
and introduce ideas for braiding initiatives to enhance sustainability. In three forthcoming related articles, they will address universal, secondary, and tertiary supports within the multi-tiered, school-wide RTI framework.
Upcoming RTI Talk:
Improving Behavior and Student Achievement
August 20, 2009 at 2 p.m. ET
Join Andrew Krugly, Principal of Dewey Elementary School in Evanston, Illinois, as he answers your questions about establishing a school-wide behavior management plan that emphasizes prevention and positive modeling in order to improve academic performance among all students. Mr. Krugly will offer specific tips for improving behaviors, attitudes, and the general school environment.
In his latest blog, Principal Bob Heimbaugh states: "To get RTI 'right' in our schools, a professional development plan that focuses on the concepts of RTI implementation is a must." He then goes on to discuss the essential concepts to be addressed within such a professional development plan and establish standards for quality professional development. Read and comment on his blog today!