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Top Used Supports for High School Students in 2020

Intervention Spotlight, MTSS in Secondary School

This week we are summarizing our top 10 most commonly used interventions, supports, and strategies for high school students. When implementing MTSS district-wide, secondary students can sometimes fall through the cracks. However, supporting these students to ensure they develop the skills and competencies to graduate and be successful beyond high school is essential. If you are looking to support your secondary level students in 2021, here are some strategies and programs you can check out: 

Top 10 Used Behavioral Strategies in 2020

Intervention Spotlight, Behavior

Discover the Top 10 Used Behavioral Strategies in 2020, and How to Implement Them Effectively

 

Supporting students who exhibit challenging behaviors in the classroom and struggle socially and emotionally is an important part of the MTSS framework. This week we are providing the most commonly used behavioral interventions and strategies from 2020. Although these are popular strategies that teachers use with students, there are always ways to improve upon them and strengthen their implementation and impact. Along with the strategies, we provide suggestions for ensuring students are being supported through their development of positive classroom behaviors and their social-emotional well-being. 

5 Considerations When Selecting a RTI/MTSS Intervention Management Software

Intervention Spotlight, Starting with MTSS/RTI

School districts are increasingly adopting MTSS/RTI intervention management software to help teachers streamline their documentation work and strengthen their student intervention practice. This is largely due to the evolution of the MTSS/RTI software space, which has grown significantly over the past ten years. There are two primary factors responsible for this renaissance: 1) advancements in technology and design have finally made their way into education technology, fostering user experience and engagement that delights rather than dismays teachers; and 2) the culture of intervention has shifted from the compliance-driven Response to Intervention protocol, which often felt like a laborious chore, to the more holistic and school-wide practice of Multi-Tiered System of Supports, which resonates with teachers’ desire to personalize and accelerate learning in equitable ways.

Top Most Used Remote Programs, Interventions and Strategies in 2020

Intervention Spotlight, Distance Learning

Over the past 10 months, with the pandemic outbreak, education systems have shifted to virtual and quasi virtual learning. The usage of remote learning intervention, tools, programs and strategies have increased drastically across subjects for all grade levels. 


Over the next few months we will be rounding up our top used supports in 2020.
First up we have our most popular remote learning programs, interventions, and strategies that have been used during the 2020 year.

6 Research-Based Programs to Support Social Studies, Science and Arts for Learning at Home

Intervention Spotlight, Distance Learning

For the past few weeks the Branching Minds team has been working to identify research-based supports that could help educators achieve successful remote learning, whether that be through learning packets, or digital instruction. We started off with a post on high leverage research-based programs and one on strategies that support reading and mathematics, and then another post focused on supporting students’ social emotional health. This post is geared towards supporting social studies, science and the arts. Please let us know if there are any other topics you would like the Branching Minds team to help you curate resources around—we are here to help!

5 Evidence-Based SEL Supports for Learning at Home

Intervention Spotlight, Social-Emotional Learning, Distance Learning

During this period of change and uncertainty, supporting students’ social-emotional learning and development, in addition to their academic learning, is critical. This is especially true for students who already struggle socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Below are five evidence-based resources that can be used either by caregivers in the home or teachers remotely to promote key social-emotional competencies, such as self-regulation, self-awareness, social skills, and behavior management.

Top 5 Evidence-Based Strategies Students Can Use While Learning at Home

Intervention Spotlight

Strategies to help support students’ distance learning throughout COVID 19 school closures.

Top 5 Evidence-Based Strategies Students Can Use While Learning at Home

Intervention Spotlight, Distance Learning

How can families support student learning at home? (ESP)

The Branching Minds team has curated a set of 5 evidence-based strategies to support students learning at home while schools are closed. These strategies can be used across many grades and topics, and are easily supported by families so we can all work a bit “smarter not harder.” We have described the strategies below for teachers to incorporate into at-home assignments/packets, or for families looking for additional ways to support their children. The strategies are the following:

Learning Supports to Lean on throughout School Closures

Intervention Spotlight, Distance Learning

We know many of you are preparing your schools, colleagues, students, and families for schools either closing for a number of weeks or shifting to remote learning environments, or both. We have assembled a collection of learning supports from the Branching Minds library that could easily meet those new needs.

Looking for a free, evidence-based, attendance intervention?

Intervention Spotlight

Branching Minds is constantly updating our library of 1000s of evidence-based programs, strategies, activities, tools, and resources to help teachers find the right support for each student across both academic and behavioral domains. We are excited to spotlight one of those free evidence based interventions for you here: