Response to Intervention (RtI)
The RtI approach identifies a student’s specific areas of need then implements an intervention to address that need. Teams
use data to evaluate the success of the intervention and identify additional interventions. Gaiser uses an RtI model for both behavioral and academic standards.
Project Legacy is Gaiser’s training and reinforcement system for student behavior. Students receive legacy tickets for positive behavior. These tickets may be spent at a weekly legacy store. Students also have the opportunity to attend Club Legacy once per month. Behavioral retraining happens twice per month as part of Legacy Days.
Student management system
Gaiser uses a system called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, to address student management. All students are educated on our behavioral expectations: respect, responsibility, safety and positive attitude. They also learn about the Gaiser givens, which further define these expectations. Expectations are posted in each room. When students fail to follow expectations, a reflection and retraining process is put into place. This process may include:
- Conferencing with the student
- Contacting parents/guardians
- Contacting school counselors or administrators
Assigning students a buddy room reflection form allows students to consider their behavior and where it fails to match up with expectations. These forms are sent home to the family as well as evaluated regularly by the RtI team.