Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don't Learn

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Solution Tree, Jan 1, 2008 - Education - 225 pages
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Pyramid Response to Intervention uses accessible language and compelling stories to show how response to intervention (RTI) is most effective when implemented by a professional learning community (PLC). The authors translate formal legal mandates into a clear picture of how to create three-tiered pyramid response to interventions (PRTI) to close gaps in student learning and resolve behavioral problems. Readers will learn: How RTI blurs the boundaries between regular and special education to create a unified system that serves all students, regardless of labels, The two accepted systems for implementing RTI and models of RTI at work in real schools, How the three big ideas of a PLC-a focus on learning, a collaborative culture, and a focus on results-make PLC and RTI natural partners, The characteristics of effective interventions, The central importance of building a strong core program, How to create effective supplements to the core program, When to apply intensive interventions, How behavioral interventions fit into a PRTI system, The keys to legal compliance and stakeholder support, The role of leadership in creating, monitoring, and sustaining a pyramid response to intervention. Over a dozen reproducible activities will guide teams in evaluating their current system, building strong interventions, and creating a successful and compliant pyramid response to intervention. Book jacket.

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Review: Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don't Learn

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Vague but motivational and good resources included. A nice general book study and a fair introduction to RTI. Read full review

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Good information, quick read and reference Read full review

About the author (2008)

Mike Mattos who is also known as "The General," spent a tour of duty in the Military which accounts for his fascination with military vehicles.

When he returned to civilian life he started a baling wire business on his small ranch and soon became the second largest producer in the West Coast. He sold everything from baler wire to wigs, bras and even fishing lures to heads of State throughout the world. Talk about a varied product line he sure had it.

He drove his Army Tank down the streets of San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. He never asks permission. He just does it. He found out a long time ago that it is far better to ask forgiveness than permission! His business card says "Have Tank Will Travel" and that is exactly what he does.

He has worked in several movies, been featured in national magazines, TV networks and even won an Emmy Award for his performance on CBS television. This is the true story of this fun loving thrill seeking entrepreneur!

Chris Weber is an ESL teacher and founder of the Oregon Students Writing & Art Foundation. For more than twenty years, he has been working with students on their publications in and out of the classroom. He has also supervised student editors in creating the award-winning Treasures series, anthologies of student writing and art used in the U.S. and abroad. The latest volume has been published in both English and Japanese.His website (www.publishingstudents.com) provides additional resources and support for publishing students' writing. Or read what NEA Today, Midwest Book Review, and other media are saying about Publishing with Students at www.publishingstudents.com/HeinemannLink.html.You can email Chris Weber at chriscarlweber@earthlink.net.

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