Implementing interventions inside the classroom can sometimes be daunting. In this post, I am going to share some quick tips on how to make interventions impactful and easy for you to implement.
Make it Fun!
The last thing you want to do is have boring intervention time. Students that are in intervention need you to make it engaging, so they want to improve their learning. Find a game to practice the skill you are working on, let them use a fun marker or pen, or reward them with something at the end!
Intervention with two children can work PHENOMENALLY! Seriously, find two students who are working on the same skills and partner their intervention time up. You are getting intervention time done with two kids and they feel less alone in the task they are working on.
Having a quick binder to pull for interventions with that student is key.
In my binder I have a folder for each kid. It has the free tracking sheet below, all the activities, and any RTI plans I have. Read more about that here!
Keep it Short
Interventions should be done in short periods of time. 5-10 minutes a day will make more of a difference with your students than 30 minutes, I promise!
Write down everything you do with that student and any extra notes. I keep track of it all in that binder I mentioned above. Writing a quick note on what you did as they walk away is more useful than you think. You can use it in a discussion about their progress, but also for you to remember what you’ve completed. Here is a free tracking sheet!
Make it Special
Think about how you can make this time special for the student. Could you sit in a special place? Use special pens? Call it a fun name? Earn a prize? Making it special in any way to a student will allow them to work harder for you and take in more information.
Make it Easy on You
Don’t make this so hard. Just grab a few activities and throw them in a binder. When you have a minute, grab the kids and the binder, and do the thing. The point is that you are working on that skill, not that you are doing some elaborate intervention.
I hope these quick tips helped you!