Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) Training (Pennsylvania)

This is a continuation of the post I wrote on Monday about how I spent my time this week. I decided to write about this because of I got a request from one of my district's curriculum coordinators asking me to document my time so that she can advocate for more counselors.


So, this is how I spent my day on Tuesday:


I went to day-long training on Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII).  It was a very informative training. I learned a lot about RtII.  To learn more about RtII you can visit the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Networks site.


While at the training, I realized how much our school could benefit from a Positive School Wide Behavior Support Plan. I would love to focus more on positive behavior at my school. I think focusing on positive behavior would help students who are displaying positive behavior to be reinforced. I think a lot of the time students who are displaying negative behavior get reinforced and get attention. Any attention, even negative, is attention nonetheless. If students were rewarded for positive behavior, students might start displaying more positive behavior in order to be reinforced. 


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Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources.  Contact Danielle via email, follow her on twitter, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.
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