Top 10 High-Leverage Math Strategies Used in 2020

    Tier 1 - Core Instruction, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    When it comes to improving students’ understanding of math skills and concepts, it is essential for them to feel a sense of efficacy, motivation, and engagement with the material. One way to ensure this is by implementing methods that not only help students solve the problem in front of them but also develop cognitive skills to solve more difficult and complex problems independently. 

    Top Used Supports for High School Students in 2020

    Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies, MTSS for Secondary

    This week we are summarizing our top 10 most commonly used interventions, supports, and strategies for high school students. When implementing MTSS district-wide, secondary students can sometimes fall through the cracks. However, supporting these students to ensure they develop the skills and competencies to graduate and be successful beyond high school is essential. If you are looking to support your secondary level students in 2021, here are some strategies and programs you can check out: 

    Top 10 Used Behavioral Strategies in 2020

    SEL and Behavior, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    Discover the Top 10 Used Behavioral Strategies in 2020, and How To Implement Them Effectively

    Supporting students who exhibit challenging behaviors in the classroom and struggle socially and emotionally is an important part of the MTSS framework. In this blog, we provide the most commonly used behavioral interventions and strategies from 2020.

    Although these are popular strategies that teachers use with students, there are always ways to improve upon them and strengthen their implementation and impact. Along with the strategies, we provide suggestions for ensuring students are being supported through their development of positive classroom behaviors and their social-emotional well-being. 

    Top Most Used Remote Programs, Interventions and Strategies in 2020

    Distance Learning, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    Over the past 10 months, with the pandemic outbreak, education systems have shifted to virtual and quasi virtual learning. The usage of remote learning intervention, tools, programs and strategies have increased drastically across subjects for all grade levels. 


    Over the next few months we will be rounding up our top used supports in 2020.
    First up we have our most popular remote learning programs, interventions, and strategies that have been used during the 2020 year.

    6 Research-Based Programs to Support Social Studies, Science and Arts

    Distance Learning, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    For the past few weeks, the Branching Minds team has been working to identify research-based supports that could help educators achieve successful remote learning, whether that be through learning packets or digital instruction. We started off with a post on high-leverage research-based programs and one on strategies that support reading and mathematics, and then another post focused on supporting students’ social-emotional health. This post is geared towards supporting social studies, science, and the arts.

    5 Evidence-Based SEL Supports for Learning at Home

    Distance Learning, SEL and Behavior, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    During this period of change and uncertainty, supporting students’ social-emotional learning and development, in addition to their academic learning, is critical. This is especially true for students who already struggle socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Below are five evidence-based resources that can be used either by caregivers in the home or teachers remotely to promote key social-emotional competencies, such as self-regulation, self-awareness, social skills, and behavior management.

    5 Evidence-Based Strategies Students Can Use While Learning at Home

    Distance Learning, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    How Can Families Support Student Learning at Home? (ESP)

    The Branching Minds team has curated a set of 5 evidence-based strategies to support students learning at home while schools are closed. These strategies can be used across many grades and topics, and are easily supported by families so we can all work a bit “smarter not harder.”

    We have described the strategies below for teachers to incorporate into at-home assignments/packets, or for families looking for additional ways to support their children. The strategies are the following:

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    SEL and Behavior, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    Branching Minds is constantly updating our library of 1000s of evidence-based programs, strategies, activities, tools, and resources to help teachers find the right support for each student across both academic and behavioral domains. We are excited to spotlight one of those free evidence based interventions for you here: 

    A Free, Evidence-Based, Reading Intervention for Secondary Students

    Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    Branching Minds is constantly updating our library of 1000s of evidence-based programs, strategies, activities, tools, and resources to help teachers find the right support for each student across both academic and behavioral domains. We are excited to spotlight one of those free evidence-based interventions for you here: Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention (STARI).

    Special Considerations for English Language Learners Within RTI/MTSS

    Equity, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    The term English Language Learners (ELLs) refers to students whose first language is not English, and encompasses both students who are just beginning to learn English (often referred to in federal legislation as "limited English proficient" or "LEP") and those who have already developed considerable proficiency.

    The term underscores the fact that, in addition to meeting all the academic challenges that face their monolingual peers, these students are mastering another language. Branching Minds takes students' ELL level into account when collecting the Branching Minds Insight Survey, as well as recommending interventions and accommodations matched to their needs.