A school-wide model for addressing individual needs
The greatest goal of education is to ensure equity while enhancing learning and academic success for all students. And yet, it is impossible for one teacher to meet the extensive needs of all students in his or her classroom. The traditional schooling model cannot provide for this complexity and leaves educators perplexed. The solution is a collaborative approach where “every child deserves a team” to surround them with supports that recognize their strengths and challenges.
Collaborative Response offers a school-wide model for addressing students’ individual needs. The three fundamental components of the model are: collaborative structures and processes; data and evidence; and continuum of supports. In this book, readers will find:
- Entry points for beginning this work
- Potential pitfalls of the approach
- Case studies from schools that have adopted the model
- Access to a website with tools, templates, case studies, and more
With a focus on quality classroom instruction, this book shares examples from schools and districts that have transformed how they respond to the needs of all learners.
"...An approach that is simple in design but complex in execution. It is more than a little messy,...but is an organizational framework that can have a profound impact on student success and educator collective efficacy!"