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Behavior Solutions

Teaching Academic and Social Skills Through RTI at Work

When students’ behavioral, emotional, and social needs are met, they are better able to excel in school and in life. Take strategic action to begin closing the systemic behavior gap with the guidance of Behavior Solutions. This user-friendly resource outlines how to utilize the PLC at Work® and RTI at Work processes to create a three-tiered system of supports that is collaborative, research-based, and practical.

Benefits

  • Become familiar with student behaviors, emotions, and mental states and the challenges they provide to the implementation of educational initiatives.
  • Learn why it is necessary for schools to embrace the PLC at Work and RTI at Work processes to ensure students’ behavioral success with a multitiered system of support (MTSS).
  • Study each tier of behavioral support—prevention, intervention, and remediation—to foster social-emotional learning (SEL).
  • Understand how to construct successful behavior intervention processes at each behavioral tier.
  • Read real-world examples and case studies of schools that implemented effective multitiered systems of behavior supports, then create your own action plan.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Assessing Your Current Reality
Chapter 2: Developing the Structure for Integrating the PLC Process, RTI, and Behavior
Chapter 3: Implementing Behavior Solutions at Tier 1—Prevention
Chapter 4: Implementing Behavior Solutions at Tier 2—Intervention
Chapter 5: Implementing Behavior Solutions at Tier 3—Remediation
Epilogue
Appendix A: Establishing and Sustaining an RTI System for Success
Appendix B: Behavior Lesson Rehearsal Cards
Appendix C: RTI at Work—Culminating Exercise Example

Study Guide

Reproducibles

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Suggested Resources

Books

  • Borrero, K. K. (2019). Every Student, Every Day: A No-Nonsense Nurturer Approach to Reaching All Learners. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Malone, J. (2018). Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2012). Simplifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., Weber, C., & Hierck, T. (2015). Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions: Solving the Skill or Will Dilemma. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The Handbook for SMART School Teams: Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & Eaker, R. (1998). Professional Learning Communities at Work®: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Lezotte, L. W., & Snyder, K. M. (2011). What Effective Schools Do: Re-Envisioning the Correlates. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., Heflebower, T., Hoegh, J. K., Warrick, P., & Grift, G. (2016). Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
  • Mattos, M., & Buffum, A. (Eds.). (2015). It’s About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary School. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • McNeece, A. (2020). Loving What They Learn: Research-Based Strategies to Increase Student Engagement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • O’Neill, J., & Conzemius, A. (2006). The Power of SMART Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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