Today my colleague (thanks Sarah!) introduced me to these short videos available through the RtI Action Network.
I love these videos because Janette Klinger addresses many of the issues our school is currently dealing with. Our school is 95%+ ELL, so implementing RtI, teaching all students in the general ed classrooms, and qualifying and identifying ELL students for Special Ed look should be tweaked accordingly to support our population.
Klinger voices many of the concerns I had going into RtI implementation at our school. Like she mentions, many teachers have a hard time distinguishing between students in the process of language acquisition and students with learning disabilities. It takes training to be able to tease out the underlying issues that is affecting student performance.
Check out out these videos:
Janette Klingner: Realizing the Potential of RTI: Considerations When Implementing RTI with English Language Learners
Janette Klingner: Response to Intervention With English Language Learners
If you're a teacher, how do you differentiate your lessons to support your ELL students?
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