Barbara Blackburn

A Different Way to Learn about Your School – Education Article

By Ronald Williamson and Barbara Blackburn School leaders have access to lots of data about their school. Most of that data consists of numbers – things like test scores, graduation rates, student demographics, or survey results. But what about data from direct observation? Many leaders recognize value of a more authentic data source, one that provides insights into how students experience their school’s program day to day. One popular authentic data collection tool is the student shadow study. Shadow studies…

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Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom: Practical Tools – Education Article

Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom: Practical Tools and StrategiesBy Barbara R. Blackburn and Bradley S. Witzel(Routledge, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Bryndle Bottoms Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom is rich with useful tools and methods to effectively teach all children. The book encourages the whole school approach with specifics on leadership teams that are trained in areas of MTSS. It offers an excellent example of how to expand a current MTSS program in a school…

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