Educational Products & Supplies

Online Course: Common Core: Instruction Practices

  • From the PLB Website: ""The Common Core standards are new, and the pressure to achieve is great. This course helps teachers through practices that support implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Ideas and strategies promote student motivation and self-learning while decreasing and eliminating behavior issues. This course equips teachers with teaching tools, tips and resources needed to make classroom instruction time more effective.

     

    The course is rich with examples and templates that focus on practical implementation and real classroom challenges. It will help build a classroom environment where students take responsibility for their learning. The strategies in this course align with the principles of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) and enable students to succeed in meeting standards."

Online Course: Behavior Intervention Strategies

  • From the PLB Website: "This course is based upon the extensive research, work and writings of Jim Wright, a Behavior Intervention Specialist, Psychologist and School Administrator in central New York. Mr. Wright has experience in the areas of Academic and Behavioral Interventions, Curriculum-based Measurement and Violence Prevention. This course will address research and strategies in the following areas: Behavior Basics; Group & Classroom Management; Defiance & Non-compliance; Impulsivity & Hyperactivity; Attention & Motivation"

Online Course: Common Core: Curriculum-Based Measures

  • From the PLB Website: "Basic skills are required for any subject in order for students to achieve. When students struggle with basic academic skills, implementing the Common Core standards (CCSS) can be challenging without successful interventions. By monitoring and managing student development, teachers can guide students toward success in all aspects of the curriculum.

     

    This course helps teachers learn to evaluate and monitor basic academic skills. Curriculum Based Measures (CBM) is a standardized tool that aligns with the Common Core Standards (CCSS) and gives teachers objective and specific information about student academic performance. This course provides a framework to help teachers plan interventions based on the issues identified in the CBM. Teachers will be able to build a strong foundation for Common Core implementation with a specific focus on language fluency, math and written expression."

Online Course: Common Core: Assessment & Evaluation

  • From the PLB Website: "Successful implementation of the Common Core (CCSS) is rooted in being able to identify in which areas students need support. However, most teachers don’t have time, resources or skills to conduct regular intensive assessments. This course provides a solution for this challenge by providing a framework that teachers may use to identify problems, set goals, and evaluate achievement as an ongoing process.

     

    Teachers will be equipped to periodically collect data to determine in real time whether a student is showing adequate growth toward the outcome goal. Teachers will be able to plan intervention based on results, resulting in greater student achievement. This course is full of templates, tips and strategies to help teachers gain confidence in evaluating and monitoring a Common Core (CCSS) based curriculum."

Strategies for Struggling Learners in the Era of CCSS & RTI

  • From the NPR, Inc. website: "From the author of the acclaimed RTI Toolkit and creator of Intervention Central... comes a valuable toolkit designed for classroom teachers as they address the needs of struggling learners in the new era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Jim Wright presents practical and proven strategies that classroom teachers can implement to help their struggling students meet the increased demands of the CCSS. Grades K-6.

     

    This book is intended for the classroom teacher as a “how-to” guide in the use of those components that research shows promote harmonious learning environments and improved student academic performance.  The expectation is that, as teachers incorporate these components into their daily routine, their learning environments will “self-organize” to be more conducive to learning.  Chapters are organized that correspond to specific teacher challenges and can be thought of as an interlocking system, with the content of each supporting ideas and strategies contained throughout the book."

RTI & Classroom Behaviors

  • This guide, RTI & Classroom Behaviors, provides resources which will help classroom teachers to expand their skills in working with behaviorally challenging and unmotivated students. Using the effective problem-solving Response to Intervention (RTI) model, the guide provides teachers with:

    • A concise analysis of key reasons that students misbehave.
    • Effective core behavior management strategies for the classroom.
    • Communication tools that can increase student compliance and de-escalate problem behaviors.
    • Proactive accommodations and modifications to the instructional setting that can help prevent emotional outbursts and confrontations.
    • Ideas to empower students to monitor and manage their own behaviors.

    The guide is appropriate for both new and experienced teachers. All strategies presented are evidence-based and designed to teach and promote positive student behaviors.

RTI Success in Secondary Schools: A Toolkit for Middle and High Schools

  • NOTE: This book book is available from National Professional Resources, Inc.  for shipment by February 15, 2012. 
    RTI Success in Secondary Schools: A Toolkit for Middle and High Schools is a step-by-step guide to implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in middle and high schools to help students who struggle with academics and behavior. Written by Jim Wright, RTI trainer and consultant, the book provides advice for tailoring RTI to the realities of secondary settings, including compartmentalized instruction, highly demanding curriculum expectations, complex schedules--and students who are approaching adulthood and have a significant voice in their own educational program.
     
    The book can help RTI stakeholders to:
    • Promote understanding and support for RTI among classroom teachers and other staff.
    • Train teachers and other educators to clearly define student academic and behavioral problems.
    • Guide teachers to select and carry out effective classroom interventions mat Tier 1.
    • Establish a school-wide screening program to use data to identify students at risk for learning or behavioral difficulties.
    • Develop a system of supplemental evidence-based interventions for struggling students at Tiers 2 and 3.
    • Create a strong Tier 3 RTI Problem-Solving Team to develop customized, intensive student intervention plans.
    This book is ideal for administrators, school psychologist, counselors, and teachers who are interested in bringing the positive power of RTI to their secondary schools.

RTI Data Collection Forms & Organizer

  •  Response To Intervention (RTI) is a process that is highly dependent on accurate and timely data collection. Jim Wright, nationally acclaimed authority, teacher trainer, and author of RTI Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Schools, has designed a comprehensive set of materials and forms to assist classroom teachers, RTI teams and other professionals who monitor student progress in both academic and behavioral areas. Packaged in an attractive, durable, 3-ring binder.

Power of RTI: Classroom Management Strategies K-6

  • Response to Intervention is an effective method for helping struggling learners achieve academic success. The good news is that RTI can also be a powerful management approach to challenging behaviors in the classroom. Jim Wright, widely renowned authority on RTI and author of the national best seller, RTI Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Schools, presents powerful strategies for structuring classroom routines that minimize opportunities for student misbehavior. He focuses on TIER I techniques which address:

RTI Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Schools

  • This book, RTI Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Schools, was written to provide educators with the necessary guidance and tolls to implement Response to Intervention (RTI) in a school setting. A guiding philosophy of this book is that "the quality of a school as a learning community can be measured by how effectively it addresses the needs of struggling students." (Wright, 2006 p1) Schools are judged by their success in working with marginal learners who would otherwise fall through the cracks and become lost. RTI is a means to expand schools' capacity to reach and support diverse learners.