Response to Intervention (RTI): If you’ve been in the classroom within the last ten years, there is a large chance that you’ve heard of (and utilized) this reinforcement and recovery measure.
After first learning about RTI models, many educators (and myself) asked, “Is this just another complicated, drawn-out mandate by bureaucrats that never set foot in a classroom?”
However, after taking a closer look at the basis behind Response to Intervention models, you can quickly see the merit of a three tiered classroom system. RTI is based on valid research completed on teacher-proven methods for instructing and assessing all students (across the entire learning spectrum).
Read below to the break to learn about four quick strategies and activities you can use in your math classroom to optimize the “teacher-proven methods” of your RTI model to meet the unique learning needs of each and every student.