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Why Behavioral RTI?

At one point in my career, I had a principal call me and ask me for advice. She said, “Christie, I have a student who needs placement in special education. He has demonstrated some significant behavior concerns and his academics are suffering.” At that point, I began to ask my typical round of questions: what have you seen going on with the student in the classroom? What types of behavioral challenges is the student exhibiting? What types of interventions and/or consequences have you provided to support the student and try to correct the behavior?

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Beginning at Baseline

Covid-19 continues to be a cause of concern for many school administrators as we begin to determine how to best meet safety guidelines while bringing our students back to school in September. As I continue to have conversations with colleagues and fellow educators, the largest area of concern is not academics or how much students have struggled during virtual learning. It is how do we address social/emotional well-being as we reenter school? What type of support do students need in order to transition back successfully? And what do we do when students do exhibit problem behavior?