In the first of a new series, Off the Cuff Rants on Learning, I’m ditching the script and speaking straight from the heart.
In each of these rants, I’ll share my thoughts and experiences, unfiltered and unrestrained, about a variety of issues in education and learning. I’ll be tackling the topics that keep me up at night, the concepts that need unpacking and the uncomfortable truths we need to confront.
First in this series is about Multi-Level Systems of Support.
I’ve worked on several projects recently that have required me to study and reflect on MLSS models and I have thoughts. Get ready.
LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE TO HEAR:
- Breaking down how we got here through Response To Intervention (RTI) models
- What the research shows about the limitations of RTI
- How RTI morphed into Multi-Level Systems of Support–and how little has changed except the language
- A different way of thinking about tiers that emphasizes the supports available, not sorting the students who need them
- Why we need clear success criteria for supports and interventions