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Responsive Teaching





pyramid-response-to-intervention_2.jpg Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don't Learn

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Readers will learn:
  • How RTI blurs the boundaries between regular and special education to create a unified system that serves all students, regardless of labels
  • The characteristics of effective interventions
  • The central importance of building a strong core program
  • How to create effective supplements to the core program
  • When to [[#|apply]] intensive interventions
  • How behavioural interventions fit in
  • The role of leadership in creating, monitoring, and sustaining a responsive system
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Response to Intervention in Math by Paul J. Riccomini

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Blanks, B., and Bursuck, B. (2010) Evidence-Based Early Reading Practices Within a Response to Intervention System Psychology in the Schools, 47(5), 421.

Responsiveness to Intervention and Learning Disabilities
A report prepared by the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities representing eleven national and international organizations
June 2005

Tiered Instruction and Intervention in a Response-to-Intervention Model
by Edward S. Shapiro, Center for Promoting Research to Practice, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Foorman, Barbara R. (2007)
Primary [Tier 1] Prevention in Classroom Reading Instruction Teaching Exceptional Children; May/June 2007; 39, 5; ProQuest Central pg. 24
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Vaughn, S., Roberts, G. (2007). Secondary [Tier 2] Interventions in Reading: Providing Additional Instruction for Students at Risk Teaching Exceptional Children; May/June 2007; 39, 5; ProQuest Central pg. 40.
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Reproducibles and online resources for
Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How To Respond When Kids Don't Learn."

Riccomini, Paul (2012).
How To Put Response to Intervention To Work In Your Math Classroom
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"Breakthrough" Math RTI Strategies and Instructional Techniques to Help K-8 Students Progress in Learning Key Concepts and Skills Educational Research archived webinars with Paul Riccomini, author of Response to Intervention in MATH. Ask Paula for access.

Archived webinars from the National Center on Response to Intervention. [[#|Free]] at the site.

Reithaug, Dawn (2006). Handout from the workshop "Orchestrating Academic Success by Adapting and Modifying Programs"
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This book "is a comprehensive guide to the whats, why, and hows of response to intervention. The author provides educators with the practical ideas and proven resources needed to successfully implement RTI practices at the elementary and secondary level. ... No matter your role in your school, this book provides the knowledge and [[#|support]] materials needed to start helping your kids immediately." - Mike Mattos, coauthor of Pyramid Response to Intervention.

The book addresses the need to deepen the RTI efforts based on practical implementation issues and emerging research. Both RTI novices and veterans will gain useful solutions to meet the learning needs of every student. The author:
  • Shows how to implement RTI in reading, math, and behaviour
  • Explains how to use RTI in schools
  • Discusses the changing roles of LATs
  • Outlines resources for time and [[#|support]]
viewimage.jpgRTI in Math: Practical Guidelines for Elementary Teachers

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Same author as "Beyond the RTI Pyramid: Solutions for the First Years of Implementation." (Also by Darlene Crane.)

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Allington, R. (2007). Intervention All Day Long: New Hope For Struggling Readers Voices From The Middle; May 2007; 14(4); ProQuest Central
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nine_ways.JPGBurns, M. (2007). Nine Ways To Catch Kids Up: How Do We Help Floundering Students Who Lack Basic Math Concepts? Educational Leadership, November, 16.
Bender, William (2009). Study guide and other reproducibles for "Beyond The RTI Pyramid: Solutions for the First Years of Implementation."

Study guide and other reproducibles for "RTI in MATH: Practical Guidelines for Elementary Teachers"

Abstract of "Nine Ways to Catch Kids Up: How Do We Help Floundering Students Who Lack Basic Math Concepts?"

Reading & discussion guide for "Nine Ways to Catch Kids Up: How Do We Help Floundering Students Who Lack Basic Math Concepts?"

Other articles by the author of "Nine Ways to Catch Kids Up"
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Three Tiers of Positive Support and Intervention for Behaviour by Dawn Reithaug

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This book introduces "a teired system that helps guide educators' thinking about how to provide positive behavioural support for ALL students from kindergarten to grade 12 - especially for those who have mild, moderate or severe behavorial concerns." (Page 13)

This is the book that Karen Campbell is using as the basis of her behavioural support work with Yukon educators.
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Grades K-7 Pearson Education/Chenelière Éducation Math Makes Sense ProGuide Teacher Guide Module - Planning and Assessment Support: Building a Math Community (This is the resource in place in both French and English Yukon classrooms.)

If you do not already have it, ask Paula for a copy.
Reithaug, Dawn. Sample Pages from Orchestrating Positive and Practical Behaviour Plans
Please refer to the selections in the Social and Emotional Learning theme too. (See below.)
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Literacy Across The Curriculum





ImageProxy.jpgGrand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles by Faye Brownlie
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Our literature circle is being modelled after the approach described in this book.
Gerretson, H., & Cruz, B. (March 2011) "Museums, Mysteries, and Math" Teaching Children Mathematics, 17(7), 404.

Literature circles and journaling can be used to reinforce number sense, problem solving, and financial literacy.

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Brownlee, Faye. Sample pages from "Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach To Literature Circles."

Brownlee, Faye.
"Teaching Those Grand Conversations"
These children's books are available through the Teachers Professional Library and contain a math lesson plan insert:
- K-8 Lesson Chart
- Additional Grades 1-3 Lesson Chart
The lessons could stand alone or help provide ideas for study guide questions that help students reflect on a book.

The lessons desribed in the articles from
"Links to Literature" in Teaching Children Mathematics,
connections to children's literature from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and in Mathematics Teacher
could stand alone or help provide ideas for study guide questions that help students reflect on the mathematics in a book. If any of the lessons are of interest, check out the overview of the articles in the links and ask Paula for a copy.
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Nonfiction Reading Power by Adrienne Gear

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This book promotes reading comprehension with a wealth of effective strategies that help students think as they read.

Provides students with the tools to become more thoughtful and meaningful readers as well as how to become “meta-cognitive” or aware of their thinking while they read. Developing a “common language of thinking” across grades is a key aspect to this approach, while teachers learn the importance of using this language in all aspects of their teaching.
images-1.jpegComprehending Math: Adapting Reading Strategies to Teach Mathematics, K-6

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In Comprehending Math, Arthur Hyde shows how to adapt effective reading comprehension strategies to help students with important math concepts. Emphasizing problem solving, Hyde and his colleagues demonstrate math-based variations of K–W–L, visualizing, questioning, inferring, predicting, making connections, determining importance, and synthesizing. He then presents ways to "braid" together reading comprehension, problem-solving, and thinking to improve teaching and learning and shows how it can support planning as well as instruction.

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Allington, R. (2002) What I've Learned About Effective Reading Instruction from a Decade of Studying Exemplary Elementary Classroom Teachers Phi Delta Kappan, June, 83(10), 746.
Gear, Adrienne.
Additional blackline masters for Nonfiction Reading Power.

Fullerton, Carole (2007) on connecting numeracy and literacy. There are resources here for both primary and intermediate in French and English.

Yukon Education Wiki Page - Reading in the Mathematics Classroom
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Do I Really Have To Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 by Cris Tovani


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Cris Tovani, author of the acclaimed "I Read It, but I Don't Get It," (JV Clark School staff meeting book study book) brings her humor, insight and practical experience in reading comprehension across the curriculum. The book shows how understanding everything from a textbook math problem to a sonnet is easier when simple reading strategies are applied.
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Incorporating math content into the language arts block helps students gain skills for reading many kinds of texts. And bringing reading, writing, and talking into the math classroom supports the development of conceptual knowledge and problem solving, in addition to computational skills. This book explains integrated instruction and gives teachers the tools to make it a reality. Grounded in current best practices for both language arts and math, the book includes planning advice, learning activities, assessment strategies, reproducibles, and resources, plus a wealth of classroom examples.

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Zimmermann, Susan (2003.)
Excerpt from The Seven Keys to Comprehension. How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!
Fullerton, Carole (2007) on connecting numeracy and literacy. There are resources here for both primary and intermediate in French and English.
Yukon Education Wiki Page - Reading in the Mathematics Classroom
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Catching Readers Before They Fall: Supporting Readers Who Struggle, K-4
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Requested focus by the Primary Working Group. They will be using this book for their book study.

Every teacher of reading plays a vital role in helping to catch those readers for whom learning to read does not come easily. If you have ever been at a loss for what to say and do when confronted with a child who struggles—this book is for you.

"Bringing a Vygotskian perspective to teaching and learning, Pat and Katie have done a wonderful job of meshing theory and practice to produce a book that is both important and practical. I warmly recommend it to all teachers of reading." ~ Linda Dorn
51cziHUF43L._SL500_AA300_.jpgWhat if Your ABCs Were Your 123s?: Building Connections Between Literacy and Numeracy

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"This book will help primary and elementary teachers to transform the way they think about and teach mathematics. Many teachers feel confident about their preparation and strategic repertoire for literacy instruction but are less confident about their preparation and content depth for teaching math. This book will make visible the parallels between what elementary teachers already know about teaching literacy and help them make connections to numeracy instruction to improve their students' achievement in mathematics. Teachers can carry their literacy strength straight into their math instruction. Readers will gain a detailed, comprehensive understanding of the crossovers connections between literacy and numeracy to deepen their own mathematics content knowledge and be more confident and successful in their instruction of elementary mathematics. " ~ amazon.ca

Johnson, P., and Keier, K., (2010)
Study guide for "Catching Readers Before They Fall."

Hancock, Melisa
Copy of handout from a workshop about "What If Your ABCs Were Your 123s?: Building Connections Between Literacy and Numeracy"

Fullerton, Carole (2007) on connecting numeracy and literacy. There are resources here for both primary and intermediate in French and English.

Yukon Education Wiki Page - Reading in the Mathematics Classroom
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Assessment For Learning





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Keynote speaker at the last territorial-wide YTA conference.

A requested focus for 2012 - 2013 by the Intermediate and Secondary Working Group Members in 2011-2012.
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Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam
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Former classroom mathematics educator.

Presents five key strategies with research evidence to show the impact of each Includes over 50 practical techniques for classroom formative assessment

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Cooper, D., O'Connor, K., & Wakeman, N. (2009). Redefining “Fair”: Assessment and Grading for the 21st Century. Changing Perspectives, February, 27.

Black, P., & William, D. (1998). Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment. London: King's College London School of Education.

Black, P., Harrison, C., Lee, C., Marshall, B., & Wiliam, D. (2004) Working Inside The Black Box: Assessment For Learning in the Classroom. Phi Delta Kappan, 86(1), 8.
Cooper, D. (2011) Study Guide and reproducibles for Redefining Fair: How to Plan, Assess, and Grade For Excellence in Mixed-Ability Classrooms.

Cooper, D. (2012).
"Improve Your Assessment Practices With Eight Big Ideas That Support and Drive Student Learning" Educational Research archived webinar with Damian Cooper, author of "Redefining Fair: How to Plan, Assess, and Grade For Excellence in Mixed-Ability Classrooms." This archived webinar corresponds with Damian Cooper's "Talk About Assessment" series which include:
- Talk About Assessment: High School Strategies and Tools
- Talk About Assessment: Strategies and Tools to Improve Learning
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This series of books is available in French

Ask Paula for access to the webinar.

Wiliam, Dylan (2011). Study Guide for "Embedded Formative Assessment".
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Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning: A Practical Guide by Anne Davies, Sandra Herbst, and Beth Parrott Reynolds

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Anne Davies and/or Sandra Herbst continue to do extensive work with us in the territory on quality classroom assessment, most recently, YTA Secondary Teachers' Conference 2012 - 2013, YTA Rural Schools Conference 2012 - 2013, and Summer Institute 2012 - 2013.
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Making Classroom Assessment Work by Anne Davies
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Examples from across the grades and disciplines.

This book is also available in French.
Une vue d'ensemble de l'évaluation formative en salle de classe

This book was a focus in the 2011 - 2012 Cypher IV Mathematics Leadership Project and the Intermediate and Transition Years Working Group.

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Stiggins, R. 2007. Assessment Through the Student's Eyes. Educational Leadership 64, no. 8 (May): 22-26.

Wolf, D. 1989. Portfolio Assessment: Sampling Student Work. Educational Leadership 46, no. 7 (April): 35-39.
Presented by John Hattie and Deb Masters, this webinar (at the site, scroll down to May 2012) will introduce you to Hattie’s research and how it can be used as the basis for real change that will improve outcomes for students. Find out about what works best in classrooms and how you can be sure that what you are doing will have the greatest impact on student learning.
The webinar will challenge you and make you think about how you can set the challenge for your students to reach the stars. This archived webinar corresponds with John Hattie's books:
- Visible Learning
- Visible Learning For Teachers

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Additional resources by Anne Davies in the Teachers' Professional Library Do a search by author using Davies, Anne once you are at the site. The Knowing What Counts series is co-authored by Anne Davies and Caren Cameron.
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Video Walkthrough of the Numeracy Nets Resource

The student pages of this resource are available in French.

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This series of resources is the basis for both the Grades 2-9 Yukon Education Formative Assessment pilots as well as the Cypher IV Mathematics Leadership Project.

This is an assessment for learning resource.
Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics in Grades K-3, 3-5, or 5-8 by John Van de Walle

46093eta.jpgThis series of books was a focus in the 2011 - 2012 Cypher IV Mathematics Leadership Project and will continue to be a focus in 2012 - 2013. Used in conjunction with our curriculum, classroom resources, and the numeracy nets resource, these books are used to help assess students and to move their learning forward. Each book includes over 100 problem-based activities to help students develop understanding; assessment notes suggesting practical assessment strategies; and expanded lessons for select model activities.

e-Book Version Available (not for iPad though)

This series is also available in French.

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McTighe, J., & O'Connor, K. (2005). Seven Practices For Effective Learning. Educational Leadership: Assessment to Promote Learning, 63(3), 10-17.
Download Blackline Masters for Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics in English or in French.

Download of the French National Numeracy Nets Line Masters.
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Social and Emotional Learning





The Well-Balanced Teacher: How To Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside The Classroom and Out" by Mike Anderson
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"We must learn how to take better care of ourselves so that we can take better care of others."
The Well-Balanced Teacher: How To Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside The Classroom and Out" by Mike Anderson
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Barth, R. (2006, March). Improving Relationships Within The Schoolhouse. Educational Leadership, 63(6), 8-13.

Smith, M., G., & Segal, J. (2009, May). Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter.
A study guide for "The Well-Balanced Teacher: How To Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside The Classroom and Out" by Mike Anderson.

TedTalks: Ideas Worth Spreading - Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
Brené Brown studies human connection - our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk @ TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
The MindUP Curriculum: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning and Living Grades PreK-2, 3-5, or 6-8.
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These books are also available electronically as .pdf files.

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This resource "features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students.
Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. ... Classroom management tips and content-area activities help you extend the benefits of MindUP throughout your day, week, and year." ~ Scholastic
For Unit IV of the MindsUp resource "Taking Action Mindfully" consider some of these resources to develop ideas for integrating mindful action into the mathematics classroom.
Luskin, F. (2002).
Nine Steps To Forgiveness
The MindUP Curriculum webpage.

Each MindUP book comes with a "Getting to Know and Love Your Brain"
poster with facts about the brain.
- Poster for Gr. K–2
- Poster for Gr. 3–5
- Poster for Gr. 6–8

Seeds of Compassion K-12 Classroom Resources

Check out the Social-Emotional Learning Teachers' Global Conference on 1st Class.
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Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioural Challenges Are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them by Ross W. Greene
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"The model of care described in Lost at School was first articulated in Dr. Greene’s previous book, The Explosive Child, which has been read by hundreds of thousands of teachers, parents, and mental health clinicians. The approach – called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) -- sets forth two major tenets. First, challenging behavior in kids is best understood as the byproduct of lagging cognitive skills – for example, in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving -- rather than as attention-seeking, manipulative, limit-testing, or a sign of poor motivation. Second, these challenges are best addressed by teaching children the skills they lack (just as you would with any other developmental delay) and helping them solve the problems that reliably and predictably precipitate their challenging episodes." ~ http://www.lostatschool.org/different/index.htm

Greene, R.W. (2011). Collaborative Problem Solving can transform school discipline. Phi Delta Kappan, 93(2), 25-28.
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Greene, R.W. (2010). Collaborative Problem Solving. NAMI Beginnings, 3-4.

Greene, R.W. (2010). Calling all frequent flyers. Educational Leadership, 68(2), 28-34.
Obtain your own copy from ProQuest.

Greene, R. W. (2008). Kids do well if they can. Phi Delta Kappan, 161-167.
Answers to questions about the book.

Podcast
Episode 76: Lost at School – An Interview with Dr. Ross Green Part 1

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Episode 77: Lost at School – An Interview with Ross Green Part 2

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Episode 48: Classroom Management – An Interview with Dr. Ross Green

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