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Chapter 2: Establishing the Structure for RTI Implementation
over the past few decades, public schools have experienced a multitude of reform efforts, many of which have been necessitated by societal changes. As student populations have changed to include large numbers of children who have special challenges or learning needs, such as English Language Learners, those living in poverty, or children experiencing the effects of homelessness, teachers have had to adjust their teaching practices to address a wide variety of abilities and learning styles. It is no longer acceptable to “teach to the middle” and hope most students learn.
The same is true for behavior management and discipline. It is no longer acceptable to rely on punitive measures alone in managing student behavior. As ...