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Monday, July 23, 2012

5 Princples of RtI

When planning and preparing for your year of RtI requirements there are five ideas to keep in mind.
  • "All children can learn!"  Even if it's the simplest concept no matter what age they are.
  • "Quality assessment informs instructional practices."  Purposeful assessment(s) should be the compass of your instruction. 
  • "Quality teaching makes a difference. " It's a no-brainer that children need to have teachers and leaders who are knowledgeable about pedagogy and how to best teach/reach students.  For a few years I have said that a "warm body and a teaching certificate doesn't qualify them to teach children in our classrooms".  I have been a witness to teachers who got their jobs for who they are in a community rather than their abilities.  Sometimes the teacher employment process can be an unfair one... grr, I digress!  Please see some of my other posts for further opinionations on "quality teachers".  :)
  • "Positive relationships within the classroom maximize learning."
  • "Educators must work as a team." 
These principles are from a book I read this summer.

RTI SUCCESS, Proven Tools and Strategies for Schools and Classrooms. Written by Patricia Whitten, Kelli Esteves and Alice Woodrow, ISBN: 13-978-1-57542-320-3.

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