Direct Instruction

 

Teaching Regular and Proper Nouns

Students need to learn grammar skills in order to learn communication skills. They also require grammar skills in order to do well with later analytical and independent thinking skills. Teach your students to recognize nouns using the lesson provided. Present the first five examples using the script. the script uses a Model, Lead, Test format…

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Teaching the Final “E” Rule in Spelling

Wouldn’t it be great if you could take the frustration and confusion out of spelling lessons? Here’s the good news – with the right instructional design, you can do just that! Here’s the better news – if you can follow a script, you can solve the problem! Here’s an example lesson covering the Final “e”…

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Basic Concept of Fractions – Complete Lesson

  Fractions can be one of the most difficult concepts to understand for young learners, if they don’t have the right skills and if the new ideas are not presented well. Direct Instruction takes care of both of these pre-requisites. DI programs build methodically from one basic idea to the next, so that learners don’t…

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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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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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Learning Channels As An Aid To Learning.

 Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200 until you read this. Rationale:             When we are teaching students new skills or reviewing skills that they already have learned, we rely on information based on learning channels. Each learning channel has an input and an output. There are many different kinds of each. Eric and…

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Rote Counting Skills from 1 to 10 (Forward)

Rationale Until a student has well-developed counting skills, all other aspects of arithmetic will be difficult or impossible to do. Fluent counting skills are the basis for most other activities in arithmetic. There are a number of different components that students need to be taught before they attempt to learn more advanced arithmetic operations such…

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Why a U.S. Government Agency Covers Up Proven Educational Methods While Millions of Children Become Illiterate

It is naïve to pretend that science is free of bias and of political involvement.  If it were, there would be no need for lobbyists in Washington from groups like the chemical and defense companies. “Science” may be conducted more for their benefit, than for its indisputable proofs. When influenced by “big tobacco”, some studies…

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