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The Maloney Method

 
Sep
04

What The Old Schoolhouse Magazine has to say about the Maloney Method

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Like all areas of endeavor, homeschooling has its share of magazines, newsletters, e-news, etc. We have been reviewed by several of them over the years, usually after we had written an article for them. The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, pioneered by Paul and Gina Saurez, became one of the fastest-growing homeschooling magazines as the movement gathered…

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Aug
28

What does Practical Homeschooling Magazine say about The Maloney Method?

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What Is Practical Homeschooling and Who is Mary Pride? Practical Homeschooling has been the leading homeschool magazine for the last 15 years and probably longer. Mary Pride, its editor, is the Oprah Winfrey of the homeschooling movement. She was there to participate in and write about many of the early battles, issues, concerns and questions faced by…

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Aug
08

Teaching Literacy Skills to Underprivileged Children, Rotary Style

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Becoming the Chair of the Literacy Committtee Four years ago I was voluntold to become the founding Chair of the Literacy Committee of my local Belleville Rotary club by our then incoming District Govenor, Linda Ryder. I formed a committee and implemented a literacy project prescribed by that year’s Rotary International president, Wilf Wilkinson. Despite…

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Aug
01

Teaching Literacy in the Slums of Bangladesh: The Amarok Society

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Looking for real Canadian heroes? Try this! Meeting Tanyss and GEM Munro and their Family Three years ago, I made the acquaintance of Tanyss and GEM Munro and their family. They were doing a cross-Canada book tour, had stopped in Belleville and had left a copy of their book at our public library. The librarian, who…

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Jul
17

New Statistics: Almost 30% of Alabama College Students Require Remedial Education

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An article appeared in the Dothan Eagle yesterday morning. It is a sample of the current state of literacy in America. Some of its findings include: Nearly a third of first-year college students have to take remedial reading or math classes This costs colleges money because they must invest dollars and staff in providing remedial…

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Jun
14

The Portrait of a non-Artist as an Old Man

And now for something entirely different. I can’t draw stick people. Mine are recognizable only to me. Most 4 year olds do a better job of drawing people. They put fingers and toes on theirs. I’m not there yet. I also can’t sing. I have empirical proof of that. Once in a former life, I…

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Feb
13

New Podcast Interview: How To Help Children Who Are “Behind In School”

I recently did a great audio interview with Anna Laura, which she has podcasted on her website. You can find the interview here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/spectrumofhope/2013/02/12/homeschooling-with-autism-with-michael-maloney The interview centered on getting results with children who are “behind in school”. It reviewed the research that has demonstrated which of 16 methods worked when compared one against the other in…

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Oct
22

Report: The Economic Impact of Illiteracy on North American Society

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The Good News Some of us are doing okay. 65% of the kids are at or close to grade level. 50% of secondary school graduates enter post-secondary programs.* College & university graduates earn 33% more than non-graduates. The Cost English speaking North America (Canada and the U.S.A.) spends 500 billion per year on education.***

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Oct
22

Ending the Crisis of Illiteracy – What Almost 50 Years in the Special Education Trenches has Taught Me

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The Crisis of Illiteracy is Real As of today, 15,000,000 school-aged children across North America are behind in literacy skills. 25% of Americans cannot decode words at a Grade 8 level. One-third of North Americans have never read a single book. Almost 50% of North Americans cannot understand information written at a Grade 8 level….

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Oct
16

Beginning Reading – Teaching Sounds and Symbols

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As everyone knows, the first major task in teaching someone of any age to read is to teach them how to match the sounds to the symbols used to depict words in any particular written language.

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