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  • Helping Teachers Understand Math MTSS

    Posted by Carrie DeNote on May 17, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    There are many misconceptions about what my intervention groups should be doing.  Many teachers think that I’m my class time is a reteaching time when in fact, it is a time to go back and help students understand the concepts they missed so they can be successful in their current grade level math class.

    With that being said, I want to focus on:

    1.  Helping teachers understand what I do.

    2. Translating what I do into the homeroom classroom (because what I do is good for all the students).

    3. Helping teachers understand that all students can experience success in a math classroom and exploring ways to access every student’s potential.

    These are fluid goals and subject to modification as it suits me.  ; )

    Carrie DeNote replied 3 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Shawn Hershey

    Member
    May 19, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    I love this, nice goals.  I am an interventionist also in the middle school and have the mtss process.  For us, it is our core instruction that is lacking right now.  I have a group of students I must track, but our list is too large that we really need to dive in to our tier 1 instruction.  I am not sure if you have found the same thing.

  • Carrie DeNote

    Member
    May 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    I definitely think we have tier 1 concerns as well.  Elementary teachers are not content specialists and typically more comfortable with ELA (not always true but mostly true).

    In addition, however,  I think tiered services shouldn’t consist of workbooks (Number Worlds, Pearson Intervention kits, etc.) but analyzing student weaknesses in areas like fluency and number sense and then teaching those skills.  Sometimes that means I have to go back a grade level for a student.  In order to do this, teachers need to know and be aware of standards in their adjacent grade levels.  Ideally.  In a perfect world.  😄