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RSE-TASC Reporter Articles


Work Smarter, Not Harder: The Power of Self-Management

By Sara Fienup & Erin Leskovic, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialists
Teachers typically report that dealing with students’ disruptive behaviors is the single greatest challenge they face (Fox & Hemmeter, 2009). This likely comes as no surprise to anyone who has ever worked in an educational setting. Challenging behaviors can be extraordinarily frustra...

Creating a Positive Climate for Change

By David Luhman & Denise Jaffe, Special Education School Improvement Specialists
June 2017
The business of a school day can be overwhelming when paired with the pressures of accountability. As teachers and instructional leaders, we often get so caught up focusing on CCLS, pacing calendars, curriculum modules, and state exams that we lose sight of the fact that we need to work o...

Taking Care of Business: Students are Large and in Charge

By Kit Casey, Transition Specialist
May 2017
School-based enterprises are popping up throughout the lower Hudson Valley. The enterprises are actually student-driven businesses that provide young people with hands-on work experiences exposing them to a wide range of employment skills. Although school-based enterprises have been arou...

Social-Emotional Screening: Effectively Targeting Student Support

By Dale Langley, Behavior Specialist and John McCabe, Special Education School Improvement Specialist
April 2016
"Why aren’t schools putting more of a priority on social-emotional learning (SEL)?” We frequently ask ourselves this question during our behavior planning meetings because we hear educators in our region express a deep-seated belief that what and how kids learn socially and behavi...
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