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Teaching Order of Operations – Whole and Complete Lesson

After students reach fluency in math facts, fact families, fractions and multi-step math problems, the next steps involve order of operations. Here is a whole and complete lesson for you to use for free. This lesson uses Direct Instruction scripting to reduce frustration and confusion for the student. It also uses behavior objectives and precision…

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Academic Child Neglect – One Representative Case Study

My nephew’s wife mentioned that their 12 year old son had recently been reported to be having difficulties in school. The worried parents had arranged for a psychological assessment . They were told that he had a condition known as dysgraphia – the inability to express himself clearly in written English. Having been a teacher,…

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The Maloney Method/ UWF course for BCBAs, Therapists and Teachers

            This is coming up soon! If you have registered, I look forward to having you in the class!   From the course description: The Maloney Method combines behavioral approaches first synthesized by Michael Maloney, and Eric and Elizabeth Haughton beginning 45 years ago in Belleville. Ontario, Canada. The Maloney…

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An All Too Infrequent True Story

I have been working with children who are at-risk for 50 years. I’d like to tell you a story of one of those kids and how it changed both of our lives. It was a dark and stormy night – no, that’s not it. Let me start again. Once upon a time in a land…

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Lose the Science, Lose the Kids

150 years ago, numerous perfectly healthy women died of “childbirth fever” in hospitals across the western world. Ignaz Semmelweiss solved the problem by introducing sterile procedures, like handwashing. He dramatically reduced deaths due to infections in his Vienna hospital. He was driven out of the hospital by his surgeon colleagues as his reward. The culture…

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What Are Behavioral Objectives? Part 2 of 5: The Scope and Sequence Chart

Tools for teaching students with learning disabilities, ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia or other “at-risk” students. This is the second article in a five part series about Behavioral Objectives. The articles in order of publication are: Behavioral Objectives; An Overview The Scope and Sequence Chart Gantt Charts for Progress Planning Setting Standards of Achievement or Fluency…

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Why Your School Doesn’t Care That Johnny Did Not Learn to Read This Year

Part 2- Don’t Blame His Teacher!!! As I mentioned in Part 1, 35% of the children leaving first grade this year still cannot read. These children have generally spent three years in school already in Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and First Grade…. and they still have not been taught to read. Now Hear This –…

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Behavior Management: An Overview

This is a series of seven blogs to help teachers, parents and therapists bring students under instructional control so that teaching can occur. The components of the series are Behavior Management: An Overview Behavior Management: Bribes or Rewards – The Fundamental Question Behavior Management: Praise and Encouragement Behavior Management: Activities as Reinforcers Behavior Management: Point…

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Teaching the “s”, “es” plural rule

I promised my readers that I would provide them with some real tools that they could use to teach their students real skills. I have already posted one rule about spelling entitled “A More Effective Way to Teach Spelling”. If you have not already done so I might suggest that you read it first. It…

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Parent/Teacher Interview Tips: Four Questions You Need To Ask Your Child’s Teacher

October – almost time for this year’s first parent/teacher interview. Many parents are not quite sure how to handle these interviews. They do not know how to get information that they want from the teacher. They are sometimes too uncomfortable to ask pointed questions that the teacher may not be able to answer. They are…

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