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November Implementor Spotlight

November Implementor Spotlight

November Spotlight: Words Matter – Lebanon Special School District Lebanon Special School District created an initiative called Words Matter to help students recognize the power of their words and understand that their words make a difference. The district’s goal was to create a positive climate...

Rationale for Alignment

Rationale for Alignment

Experience and research tell us that academic and behavioral difficulties are often related and can co-occur. It may be unsurprising that students with academic deficits are at greater risk of developing challenging behaviors. Studies show that students identified as at risk for behavior problems...

November Implementor Spotlight

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Recognizing DCAT Completion The District Capacity Assessment–Tennessee (DCAT) allows District Leadership Teams to examine district-level systems and practices necessary for effective RTI2-A + RTI2-B implementation in schools. The assessment is designed to promote self-reflection so that barriers...

Key Features and Guiding Principles of Aligned Supports

Key Features and Guiding Principles of Aligned Supports

Understanding the similarities between RTI2-A and RTI2-B can help educators implement the frameworks more effectively and efficiently. Last month, we described how the alignment of leadership, assessment, data-based decision making, and instruction and intervention helps schools and districts...

Overview of Frameworks

Overview of Frameworks

Tennessee’s frameworks for student support match instruction and intervention to student need. Response to Instruction and Intervention for Academics (RTI2-A) is Tennessee’s framework for academic support, and Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior (RTI2-B) is the state’s framework...

Meet the Tennessee TSC Content Development Team

Meet the Tennessee TSC Content Development Team

Brooke Shuster - Content Development Team Director Brooke earned a Master’s degree in Education that focused on High Incidence Disabilities from Vanderbilt University  she is also a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Before joining the Tennessee Tiered Supports Center, she served on the Tennessee...

Meet the East TN Technical Assistance Team

Meet the East TN Technical Assistance Team

Jessica Eshbaugh - Techincal Assistance Team Director, East TN Jessica is a doctoral student in Special Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Master's Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She served as a TBSP consultant, a district-based teacher on...

Meet the West TN Technical Assistance Team

Meet the West TN Technical Assistance Team

Shelby Cook - Technical Assistance Team Director, West TN Shelby earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Memphis and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. Shelby is a Licensed School Social Worker and Licensed Master Social Worker. Prior...

Meet the Middle TN Technical Assistance Team

Meet the Middle TN Technical Assistance Team

Dia Davis - Technical Assistance Team Director, Middle TN Dia is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Florida, she holds a master’s degree in Varying Exceptionalities. Día has worked as a consultant on Tennessee Behavior Supports...

Pardon Our Renovations

Pardon Our Renovations

Greetings from Tenneessee TSC! We're very excited about providing aligned academic and behavior supports to districts and schools across our great state of Tennessee. As we get ready for trainings for the summer and fall, we are going through our website to make sure all our resources and...