Tag Archives: RtI

We are strong proponents of blending both the art of the teacher with the science of teaching; only through the synergy of these two elements can we truly cause the greatest amount of achievement for the greatest number of students. … Continue reading

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A couple of weeks ago Edweek posted a commentary by Tim Loveless entitled “Does the common Core Matter?”.  The article is predicated on the 2012 Brown Center Report on American Education which Mr. Loveless collaborated on for the Brookings Institute.  … Continue reading

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For the past two weeks, I’ve heard many people stumble over the concepts of Standard Protocol and Problem-Solving approaches to RTI.  To be clear, a smart system uses both. I’m still a little confused why people think that there should … Continue reading

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[For this and the previous post, I use the term "outliers" to describe students who stand out from their peers in terms of behavior or academic performance.  I'm not comfortable with this term because it is just a different form … Continue reading

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[So much for my goal of weekly posts on this topic.  Many apologies, I got side tracked.] In the EHS Model, guidance counselors are expected to work in PLTs just like teachers.  They should come together to review data, share … Continue reading

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This is the beginning of a series on the role of counselors in RtI and our Empowered High Schools Model. I hope to submit an update each week.  Please stay tuned for future updates. One question that we get on … Continue reading

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We will be presenting at this week’s NASSP Convention in Phoenix. We have a number of readers from around the country. If you’re there, please stop by and say hello. This will likely be our last major presentation for the … Continue reading

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The Empowered High School Model for 21st Century Schools Level 2 – Standards and Benchmarks from Illinois Principals Association on Vimeo.

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The Empowered High School Model for 21st Century Schools Level 1 – Model Overview: Managing Continuous Program Improvement from Illinois Principals Association on Vimeo.

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For those who enjoyed the ACT workshop, Howard and I are presenting for the Midwest Principals Center on January 28, in Wheeling. That’s close by for most people.  We know that districts are getting nervous about money right now.  This … Continue reading

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