I recently taught the other teachers I work with about RTI; the basics, what it can look like at our school, and gave some sample interventions. This was a very nerve-wracking thing for me to do and I am glad that it is over!! With that said though, I think it went really well and a lot of the teachers seemed to jump on board and get a good basic understanding of RTI.
As a school, we have decided to focus on RTI for behavior first so we are revamping our tier 1 (positive behavior support system), providing some in class interventions for students and finding some more intensive supports as well. I went to a seminar on RTI for behavior done by Amie Dean who is fantastic by the way (she is who we are getting a lot of our ideas from)! You can see her Workshop information here! I will leave you tonight with a nonverbal behavior intervention that she teaches about.
- print these cards, cut them out, and laminate
This is an intervention idea from Amie Dean and I took it and made it my own. It is a nonverbal strategy to help redirect kids and give them a "warning" for a particular behavior. For example... if a student it talking out /over you, you set a correction card on their desk that says "please stop talking." The idea is that you can give that kid the warning they need and not have to stop your lesson to correct them or call them out and embarass them in front of the class. I thought it was a great idea and I am excited to try them out in my class!! I'll let ya know how they work!