Tiered Support for school districts and sites is a strategy to organize practices, such as MTSS, PBIS, etc., intended to deliver equitable, student-centered instruction. Our integrated approach supports the whole child through a series of evidence-based practices, interventions, and enrichments.
We have years of experience helping districts and school sites identify the basis for student disproportionality in education and how to effectively address them. We integrate a variety of specialties and solutions to create an action plan that drives major improvement and sustainability.
C5, which stands for Core Five, is a cognitive-based intervention program developed by CLS to specifically target students showing lagging skill development, emotional disabilities, trauma, or any combination of the three. The program is designed as an alternative to sending students to non-district programs, which may include non-public schools or residential treatment centers.
It’s top priority for us to help districts provide access and opportunity to every student and to eliminate inequities. Doing so ensures equally high outcomes for all participants. Learn more about our equity expertise and how we use this important topic as a lens for everything we do.
Restorative Practices is a foundation to the way we approach addressing negative behavior choices. Instead of using a traditional behavior management approach of punishment as a motivator, we focus on power of relationship and community building. We provide a framework and structure for responding to challenging behavior through authentic dialogue, self-reflection, empathy, and accountability.
Our team has years of educational experience and specializes in SEL skill building by integrating expertise and research from CASEL and Harvard Graduate School of Education. We are committed to helping districts incorporate SEL into their school climate initiatives.
Tied and integrated with our Restorative Practice Support, we help support schools in creating unique, student-led centers that change the discipline model for maladaptive behaviors and harm. These specific centers are called Student Advocacy Centers, Restorative Justice Centers (RJCs), or similar titles depending on the school’s preference and help students grow and learn from situations and interventions.
Mindfulness practices have been backed by years of research to be very effective in regulating one’s behaviors and emotions. Specifically in education, mindfulness training provides a set of lessons and techniques used to calm the mind and body and help with social and emotional learning, thus improving overall school performance.
Responsive Discipline changes the way we look at managing student behavior, moving from the traditional, punitive behavior management to providing interventions which lead to sustainable change. Throughout the process, our consultants provide the necessary coaching and professional learning to shift mindset and create momentum for change and implementation of new discipline guidance.