January 11, 2018

The teacher as reading coach: Relationship-building that motivates students to read and achieve their personalized goals

By Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer I think we all can agree that text is silent; given voice only by the generosity of the reader. Yet, even when we accept that reading is a conversation between the […]
November 9, 2017

RTI Tier 2 intervention: Finding the ground truth

By Jan Bryan, EdD, VP, National Education Officer & Tonya Newsom, Curriculum Coordinator, Livingston Parish Public Schools. Livingston, Louisiana Successful Tier 2 intervention As mentioned in a previous post, multi-tier systems of support work. Now, let’s explore how they work. […]
September 14, 2017

Is ‘good enough’ good enough?

By Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer Previously, we explored distinctions between proficiency and growth. Proficiency, from its Latin origin, means “to accomplish or make progress.” Accomplishments in the education setting are generally described as reaching an established […]
June 29, 2017

New thinking about RTI within the MTSS framework

By Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer; Laurie Borkon, Vice President, Government Affairs; & Eric Stickney, Director, Education Research   Introduction The positive impact of Response to Intervention (RTI) over the past 40 years, plus the recent emphasis […]