“A must-read for every educator. Not only does Cara Shores provide the background information on RTI for academic achievement and behavior, she also takes the reader step-by-step through effectively integrating the two processes.”
(Ronda Shelvan, Special Education Teacher 2008-11-05)"I recommend Cara Shores’ book to all educators as they strive to raise student achievement in their schools! This is a great resource for school psychologists, teacher educators, teachers, and administrators for developing their RTI structure and supports. This book offers research-based methods and interventions in a user-friendly format."
(Donna Lee, Program Specialist 2008-11-05)"The information flows succinctly and is well written for both RTI novices and experts to understand the important role that behavior plays in the RTI process and in overall student achievement. It’s an excellent road map for building sustainable reform."
(Cassandra Allen Holifield, Author, National Presenter, Behavior Specialist, and Special Educator 2008-11-12)"This book provides schools that are implementing RTI with clear and practical ideas on how to integrate behavior and academics into one comprehensive model. The book includes examples, case studies, and resources that are very useful for teachers and administrators."
(Judy Rockley, State Trainer 2008-12-08)
About the Author
began her career as a special education teacher and taught children in both pullout and inclusive classrooms. Shores has trained thousands of teachers and administrators across the United States on practical strategies for inclusion, co-teaching, and increasing achievement for all students through differentiated instruction and RTI. She provides regional and national training for the Council for Exceptional Children. She is co-author of Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher.
Shores now serves as the president of Wesley Educational Services. She received her master’s degree and educational specialists’s degree from the University of West Georgia and has served as student support services coordinator and district director of special education.