High School Uses Leaps in Attendance & Discipline Office

High School Uses Leaps in Attendance & Discipline Office

High School Teacher, Melissa Rooney, talks about how her school uses Leaps in the Attendance & Discipline office. She says it helps students learn lessons that are going to be important throughout their lives. They also use Leaps in their In School Suspension program. Ms. Rooney emphasizes the importance of students not just learning that their behavior needs to change but also learning the core reasons behind their own behavior, with the benefit of gaining introspection and a deeper understanding of their own hearts and minds.

This school uses Leaps for

  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • In-School Suspension
  • Classroom Behavior Support
  • Reporting 
  • Student Engagement

“We use Leaps in our high school to help students make changes in specific behaviors student have, it helps mold them and helps them make changes more personally, so it’s more lasting and has a greater impact. Leaps has been a great program for our school. It’s really helped kids to turn that corner and make changes that have had a lasting effect.”

MELISSA ROONEY

High School Teacher

4th Grade Teacher Sees Behavior & Academics Improve

4th Grade Teacher Sees Behavior & Academics Improve

Lisa Young is a 4th grade teacher who has seen improvement in her students, both behaviorally and academically after using Leaps lessons and assessment tools. Her school uses Leaps for Response to Intervention (RTI) in Tier 2 groups as well as in the classroom 

This school uses Leaps for

  • Classroom Assessments
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Classroom Behavior Support
  • Tier 2 Behavior Support 
  • Reporting
  • Leaps Lesson Plans

“Last year, I did the Leaps assessments for my classroom at the beginning of the year and several of my students were identified for intervention, so our behavior specialist worked with those students in small groups using Leaps lessons and by the end of the year, my students had made huge improvements in their behavior which helped overall with their academics and I was just very, very happy with the Leaps program.”

SUSAN EDWARDS

4th Grade Teacher

Addressing Bullying & Helping Special Needs Kids

Addressing Bullying & Helping Special Needs Kids

Tammy Geiger, a specialist who works with special needs children at Lake County Schools, shares her story about using Leaps lessons to change the bullying behavior of a student who was targeting a deaf person. The bully is known to be a member of a gang. After intervention with Leaps lessons, the student went home and started to teach himself sign language, unprompted, in order to apologize and to build a friendship with the deaf student. Sometimes the outcome is even better than expected. 

This school uses Leaps for

  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Lessons on Bullying
  • Classroom Behavior Support
  • Data Collection 
  • Reporting

“I’ve learned that with consistent use of the Leaps lessons, even students with the most demanding behaviors and conduct can also be reached. We just recently had a student who has known gang affiliations. After some Leaps lessons, he realized he was targeting and abusing a deaf person. He felt bad and went home and started, independently, teaching himself sign language to communicate with the person he was bullying. He said he felt bad about what he had done and he wanted to learn how to communicate with them.”

TAMMY GEIGER

Special Needs Teacher

Middle School Uses Leaps for Behavior Support

Middle School Uses Leaps for Behavior Support

Susan Edwards, middle school educator, talks about Leaps assessment tools and Response to Intervention (RTI). Ms. Edwards shares how Leaps helps teachers in her middle school collect data for the district to help monitor and manage reporting on student behavior. Ms. Edwards is also happy with how engaged the students are when with working with the self assessment tool, engaging them to think about their behavior.

This school uses Leaps for

  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • In-School Suspension
  • Classroom Behavior Support
  • Self-Assessments
  • Data Collection 
  • Reporting
  • Rubrics 
  • Student Engagement

“One thing that’s been really amazing to me is that when we have the students do a self-assessment, they get engaged. They want to know about themselves. They get excited about taking the test and thinking about the all the questions it asks them. Leaps has been amazing. I think the kids have enjoyed it and it has been a real tool for us with Response to Intervention and the data that we need to collect.”

SUSAN EDWARDS

Middle School Educator, Collier, Florida