Friday, February 26, 2010

The Epistemology* and Ontology** of RTI***

How will we know that a few, some and all students are in need of something? What is that something and how will we know it?

How will we determine what a few, some and all students need and receive?

How will we know or measure if what we chose to do worked in helping students to accomplish their goals? What social-emotional and academic goals do we have for students?

We get to answer these questions. No one out there has all the answers. Collectively, we can approximate the best answers. At least, that’s what I think.

*Epistemology = the philosophy or science of knowledge (how do we know what we know?)
**Ontology = the nature of things (what is real?)
***RTI = Response to Intervention

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