imageMy name is Janyll Tucker and I am an RTI Specialist in a NJ public school.

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a three-tiered approach to assist struggling learners by providing research-based strategies to accelerate their learning in order to close their learning gap.  Tier 1 is the core instruction in the classroom.  This must be effective in order for interventions to be beneficial.  Tier 2 is small group interventions where again research or evidence-based strategies are used- in addition to the core instruction- as an attempt to catch the student up.  Tier 3 would be necessary in cases where small group interventions were unsuccessful and one-on-one instruction is implemented, and could be performed by a Special Needs teacher.  Throughout this process, the student’s progress is closely monitored and documented to determine their ‘response to the intervention” (hence the term RTI). If these tiers are exhausted and the students has not shown progress, the Child Study Team may be contacted to evaluate the student for possible learning disabilities.  This process was created to be the first line of action to attempt to help the child before simply moving right to evaluation.  In this way, the overclassification of children unnecessarily would be decreased.

The purpose of this blog is to share procedures and strategies teachers can implement in daily instruction in order to raise the achievement of struggling learners- whether or not your school has a viable RTI Program. The strategies will be evidence-based and easy to implement. The hope is to offer teachers a new view on teaching that is students focused and adaptive to individual student needs. Also, in order to achieve the end goal of RTI, the strategies may lessen the classification of low-achieving students by meeting their needs in a scientific and structured way.


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  1. A very good work here! Good luck with it.



  2. Janyll, do you have a twitter name? Want to mention this blog via Twitter 🙂


  3. I have reported you for using screenshots of other people’s work no credit AND for not responding to requests to do so. Unprofessional. Shame on you. Sharing is great until someone presents themselves falsely, like you. It ruins it for the rest of us AND the children.


    • First, let me say that I just read your comments and being the professional that I am I never deleted your request for credit so I am not sure what your referring to. Second, I never took credit for any of the pictures I used in any of my posts and always stated that they were collected from the web. I think you are overreacting and falsely accusing me of presenting your pic as my own…UNTRUE…so shame on you for being dishonest. I’m sure you read my disclaimer…and I clearly never said I created the activities. As far as I’m concerned, you should worry less about getting YOU getting “credit”- and understand that teachers appreciate all ideas to assist them with their instruction and the CHILDREN are the ones benefiting from your great idea so how is that hurting the children?? You should care more about that- than whether YOU get the credit…so who are you posting your ideas for…YOU or the CHILDREN?

      By the way I deleted your picture and I am sorry you cared more about getting credit than teachers having ideas for getting students engaged in their learning.

      Be well,


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