MTSS in TSD - Weekly Wednesday News

2022-2023 Series - Volume 19 (January 11, 2023)

This is our nineteenth edition this year!

We use this newsletter to make connections regarding the implementation of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework in the Thompson School District (TSD).

> Access last week's edition.


TEE: Focus on Well-Being

As always, feel free to revisit the previous week's MTSS News (linked above). In last week's edition, we included resources for the MTSS Components and some guiding questions for TEE. This week, we are sharing a TSD resource that addresses the Thompson Educational Expectations (TEE). It uses prevention-based thinking and encourages the creation of an enabling context for learning.

Promoting Practices for Well-Being was crafted by our Learning Services Student Success SEL and Wellness Coordinators. The intent is to assist educators implementing at the school-level. This extremely helpful tool provides: example ideas, scripts, and application considerations. It cites the TEE Compass, and you can see how all of the TEE Compass Points are represented in this guidance.

This is a great time of year to begin using these approaches or to refine your existing efforts!

Click to Open: TSD Featured News

The TSD Communications Division is featuring local district news. Check out what is there, and consider what news you might have to share!

The quotation from author Daniel Pink via edutopia reads: Breaks aren't deviations from high performance. They are an essential part of high performance.
Click to Open: Mammoth Science Blog Post

This brief "just a biology teacher" blog post called "Building Critical Thinkers and the Power of Quick Writes" defines Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER) with sample pacing, prompts, and rubrics. A downloadable CER graphic organizer is included.

Animal-Assisted Interventions in TSD

Learn about "AAI" by watching this great video description from our TSD staff, Charlie Carter and Jennifer Vonlintel. (This and other TSD videos are published on the TSD YouTube channel.)

Introduction to Animal-Assisted Interventions in the Thompson School District
Click to Read: Self-Compassion and Connection article

The article "Self-Compassion Could Help You Be More Tolerant of Others", from the Greater Good Science Center, describes self-compassion research re: self-kindness, mindfulness, and common humanity. "Difference is not a threat, but an opportunity."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality,
tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever
affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

(Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

in "Letter from Birmingham Jail", 1963)


Click for Info: Martin Luther King Day Celebration

This is a link to the TSD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) team's information about Monday's "Strength Through Justice" - 2023 Loveland MLK Day Community Celebration. Consider attending!

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Contact: Kim Z. Mannion
  • TSD Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Coordinator