While state, regional and federal curricula have prioritised
academic skill development, behavioural skills – including self-regulation,
perseverance, growth mindsets and learning strategies – have fallen by the
wayside, lowering student readiness for university, careers and life.
In Behavior: The Forgotten
Curriculum; An RTI Approach for Nurturing Essential Life Skills, Chris
Weber takes a tried-and-tested method of ensuring student achievement –
response to intervention (RTI) – and encourages F–12 educational leaders,
administrators and teachers to apply this process to essential behavioural
As educators discover the benefits from and the necessity of teaching
behavioural strategies, they will find themselves prepared to engage all
students within their classrooms and help them develop key behavioural skills.