This book reflects the MTSS (multi-tiered system of support) framework, which helps educators provide academic and behavioral support for all students. MTSS models refer to levels of support in three tiers:
- Tier 1: Universal support (for everyone)
- Tier 2: Targeted support (for some)
- Tier 3: Intensive support (for a few)
What we know about effective support for students in all tiers is translated into a guide for supporting teachers. By creating tiers for educators, just as we do for students, we can adapt and modify professional development and coaching systems to meet both the collective and individual needs of all teachers.
MTSS is a system of support that fosters growth both for teachers who show a skill deficit and for teachers who are highly skilled and want to further hone their abilities. The intent for both groups is to increase the likelihood of teacher retention, which in turn increases the skill level of all educators.
This book is suitable for anyone charged with helping teachers in grades K-12—including principals, assistant principals, school psychologists, counselors, mentor teachers, behavior management coaches, and instructional coaches.