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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University of West Florida / Maloney Method Launch Successful

The joint venture pilot project of the University of West Florida and Maloney Method.com has launched successfully with higher registration numbers than expected. The 12-week course teaches an amalgamated behavior methods system and provides 12 Continuing Education Credits for those who complete the 6 modules. Each module includes a presentation, followed one week later by…

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12-Week Course on the Maloney Method – Starting in August 2018!

We have partnered with the University of West Florida Distance and Learning Department. We created a 12-week course – 6 lessons on video and 6 Lab live sessions. Register through UWF! Topics Covered Precision Teaching and the Standard Celeration Chart Behavior Objectives – Input Channels, Output Channels, Fluency Measures and Performance Standards Behavior Management –…

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May
10

 
 

Where the rubber hits the road with blending skills

Why there are so many reading program wrecks in the ditches Here are the reasons that most reading programs fail to change the skills of children at risk. Many of these programs promote guessing rather than use effective strategies to determine the word. Maybe that’s why the needle hasn’t dropped on the index of illiterate…

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Apr
09

 
 

The Challenge of Blending Sounds Into Words – Why Most Instructors Can’t Do It!

Once a student knows how to figure out sounds and sound combinations, they are ready to use these skills to sound ourt phonetically regular words. Of the most common 1000 words in English, which constitute 85% of all written material, 650 are phonetically regular words and can be quickly and easily unlocked with appropriate blending…

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Apr
03

 
 

Let’s Turn Those Sounds Into Words

Once you teach students the sounds and sound combinations,, all 67 of them, you can then teach them to blend the sounds and sound combinations into words. Despite the fact that 650 of the most commonly used English words are phonetically regular and can be sounded out, there are some dangers here. You must always…

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Mar
28

 
 

Now Let’s Put Those Sounds Together Into Words

Once you have taught the sounds and sound combinations so that the student can crack the code, you can teach them to read words and stories. In our learning center, which opened in 1979 and has always given parents a money-back guarantee for their child’s learning, we use Direct Instruction programs. In our programs, no…

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Mar
26

 
 

Teaching Kids to Guess at Words – Are You Nuts?

Some reading programs encourage kids to use pictures, or context or the first sounds of a word to figure out what that word might be.. They are teaching the student to guess, not to decode. Here are some strategies to teach reading more effectively.  

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Mar
22

 
 

It Really Is Time to Start Winning the Battle Against School Failure!

Have you had enough of “winning” yet? Here’s an educational win with a mountain of proof and positive results to support it over the past 5 decades. 35% of our students are consistently failing because we fail to teach them. Nobody in education or education management seems to have an adequate solution, except to blame…

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Mar
13

 
 

Teaching Reading Effectively – The Method

Teaching someone to read can be a joy or a catastrophe. Some children learn easily, others struggle mightily. Thirty to thirty-five percent of children will have some degree of difficulty learning to read. Reading problems make everything else about schooling incredibly more difficult. From a review of 100,000 studies on reading instruction, there are proven effective strategies…

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Mar
07

 
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