Driving RTI Success with WhyTry by Focusing on Student Motivation and Resilience
Using WhyTry with RTI
WhyTry provides evidence-based social-emotional education tools to engage struggling learners and build resilience as a behavioral intervention within your Response to Intervention (RTI) framework.
Our program and toolkit, combined with our WhyTry Approach, can help you engage and motivate your difficult-to-reach students and build the skills of resilience.
Practical Tools for Student Engagement
WhyTry equips educators with multimedia toolkits featuring:
- Attention-getters, stories, and video media
- Engaging visual analogies
- Object lessons, group, and group movement activities
- Music resources to help in the classroom
These resources boost student engagement and help them to see the relevance of putting effort into their school work. WhyTry also helps to establish positive behaviors and support your MTSS framework.
Training for Authentic Connections
We go beyond curriculum and lesson plans to provide training on:
- Building relationships with disconnected students
- Delivering Tier 2/3 interventions in an engaging way
- Teaching students to have a resilient mindset
This motivates students who are resistant to instruction and reduces problem behaviors.
“When you can see the purpose of each WhyTry lesson and use the attention grabbers, music, and metaphors to reach the kids with targeted interventions, WhyTry can help you achieve your goals. We saw a significant decrease in the number of referrals.”
“I have to say, the hands-on activities were perfect in portraying the message, and we had so many great discussions as a result. In fact, we saw a measurable change with our group. Our students made much better decisions going forward.”
I’m a teacher at heart, and having WhyTry in my toolkit gives me the flexibility to introduce main parts of the program in my guidance classes, and then I can pull in more content as the kids progress through different grades. It works seamlessly for me.”
The WhyTry curriculum uses visual metaphors to teach important life skills, like:
We empower students to overcome challenges and help them to see the relevance of school work.
Why Choose The WhyTry Program?
With over 20 years of success, we understand the challenges teachers and counselors face. We have practical interventions and strategies that work.
Our toolkit gets students excited about learning and improves behavior. Teachers and counselors who use WhyTry often say they rediscover the joy of education!
Our approach provides a common language and framework for staff and administrators, enabling your entire team to collaborate and communicate better.