42 min

Episode 1: “MTSS Is Equity With its Work Boots On” - A Conversation With Donna Cross Schoolin' Around

    • Education

To kick off our podcast, we are featuring a few remarkable educators in a series called “Voices from the Field.” These are education rockstars, leaders in their school communities, and serving to support students and teachers.

Today, we begin our podcast with Donna Cross, the Director of MTSS and SEL in Evanston Skokie School District 65 in Illinois. We talk about how MTSS or a Multi-Tiered System of Supports can provide students with what they need when they need it. She also shares how her journey began with her childhood experiences and shaped her approach to supporting students.

Quotes:

“MTSS is equity with its workboots on, giving kids what they need when they need it, and how they need it.”- Donna Cross

“You do get burnt out, and you do get exhausted because you are trying to figure it out on your own. When you are a part of a system and structure that is supporting that work, and doing it in a collectivist manner, you aren’t in this by yourself, you have that teacher efficacy.”- Donna Cross

Learn more about MTSS and Branching Minds by visiting our website Branchingminds.com, or connect and follow us on Twitter or Facebook @BranchingMinds.

To kick off our podcast, we are featuring a few remarkable educators in a series called “Voices from the Field.” These are education rockstars, leaders in their school communities, and serving to support students and teachers.

Today, we begin our podcast with Donna Cross, the Director of MTSS and SEL in Evanston Skokie School District 65 in Illinois. We talk about how MTSS or a Multi-Tiered System of Supports can provide students with what they need when they need it. She also shares how her journey began with her childhood experiences and shaped her approach to supporting students.

Quotes:

“MTSS is equity with its workboots on, giving kids what they need when they need it, and how they need it.”- Donna Cross

“You do get burnt out, and you do get exhausted because you are trying to figure it out on your own. When you are a part of a system and structure that is supporting that work, and doing it in a collectivist manner, you aren’t in this by yourself, you have that teacher efficacy.”- Donna Cross

Learn more about MTSS and Branching Minds by visiting our website Branchingminds.com, or connect and follow us on Twitter or Facebook @BranchingMinds.

42 min

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