Coaches Toolbox

What does the Role of Coach Provide?

  • Sustainability

  • Fluency of RTI²-Behavior skills

  • Adaptations to meet unique and specific school needs and challenges

  • Immediate correction of program errors/ misapplications

  • Increased fidelity


Two Types of RTI²-B Coaches

External Coach:

  • District Leader

  • Oversees District Level RTI²-Behavior

Internal Coach:

  • School Leader

  • Oversees School-wide RTI²-Behavior


Overview & Expectations for External Coach (District Leader)

  1. Expand and sustain implementation of RTI²-Behavior throughout assigned schools

  2. Support the efforts of RTI²-Behavior Internal Coaches to ensure fidelity and sustainability of implementation

  3. Assess training needs and connect with RTI²-Behavior Grant consultants for support and assistance

  4. Support research for RTI²-Behavior and provide technical assistance to teams

  5. Collaborate with RTI²-Behavior Grant to connect students, families, service organizations, and schools to meet student and family needs.


Overview & Expectations for Internal Coach

  1. Oversee planning and implementation of RTI²-B at school site

  2. Communicate with administrators and faculty

  3. Communicate with District Leader (External Coach)

  4. Organize and facilitate RTI²-B leadership and data team meetings

  5. Help coordinate and conduct assessments/fidelity checks


Skills Needed for Coaches

  • Ability to attend meetings

  • Team leadership & communication

  • Knowledge of school operating systems

  • Training in/basic knowledge of PBIS or RTI²-Behavior

  • Basic understanding of data collection & interpretation

  • Problem-solving


Keys to an Effective Program

  • Strong Leadership & Data Teams

  • Administrative Support

  • Stakeholder Buy-in

  • Clearly-Stated Expectations, Effective Reward Systems & Reinforcers

  • School-wide Support for RTI²-Behavior Activities

  • School-wide Implementation with Fidelity


Keys to Effective Teams

  • Meetings scheduled/calendared in advance

  • Meetings start & end on time; no more than 1 hour long

  • Effective Communication

  • Clear Mission/Purpose/Goals

  • Representation of Stakeholders

  • Well-Defined Roles/Responsibilities

  • Action Plan in Place