education

 

Things Keep Looking Up – Update on DRP – May 8, 2020

Michael S of Nesda and Andrew are pushing the development program as fast as they can. This week a couple of more important pieces were added. Andrew is becoming more deeply involved in the technical complexities of the program which will be a great benefit once Nesda turns the reins over to us. They will…

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First Prototype is Here!!! – Update #56 on DRP – May 1, 2020

This has been a banner day!  Today, Michael Summers and his Nesda crew sent us the first version of the prototype to test. It is loaded with 5 of the 60 lessons. There are still things to add such as the measurement system and there will likely be minor changes to make, but we now…

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From Bad to Worse – Update on DRP – Apr 3, 2020

Complete Transparency for My Backers
Sometimes you feel like if you did not have bad luck, you would have no luck at all.

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Soldiering On & Staying Calm, In Isolation – Update on DRP – Mar 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking hell on everyone and everything, including the timelines for our digital reading project.  We are responding as best we can. Fortunately, Andrew and I are working from our home offices. Michael Summers has IT responsibilities with the Ministry of Health and has himself and some of his staff in their…

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Chosen #1 in Indiegogo’s “Education” Category

On Tuesday, as a result of our successful launch, Indiegogo selected us a one of their four promising projects. We get an icon on their site and greater visibility.  Today, Indiegogo chose us as their #1 Education” Project, which gets us another icon on their site.  We have collected more than $35,000.00 at this point. We…

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Indiegogo Featured Us as “Promising Prospect”

Indiegogo has selected Maloney Method’s Digital Reading Program as one of four Promising Prospects the day after our launch. This is fantastic news and shows how much potential this project has for changing lives (and changing minds). For a select period of time, an icon with the photo from our campaign will be placed as…

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We Have Lift Off! Fundraising with Indiegogo and You!

  What an exhilarating feeling! This week we launched our first Indiegogo campaign. The Maloney Method is raising funds in order to convert our powerful, proven, and successful reading program from ink and paper to digital audio and video. A digital reading program could reach millions of students struggling to learn how to read. A…

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Repeal the Law of Gravity – It’s Old and It Sucks

Yesterday I received a telephone call from a fellow educator. His dream is to build a digital conduit for teachers through which good ideas and good lesson plans could be shared. While I liked his excitement, I also noted my reservations, namely that well-designed lessons needed a certain quality. ·      They have to cover a domain…

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Count On It! – A Simple Solution for Gathering Frequency Data

One of the challenges of data collection is in the difficulty of recording an accurate count. Teachers and therapists cannot easily carry a clipboard and pen in classrooms or therapy sessions. Behavioral interventions require data. Decisions are made on the basis of the data collected. Decisions for program changes take into account the performance of…

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Behavior Analysis – Where a Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

  Almost every classroom has at least oneobstreperous student, many have several. Some teachers have or develop ways to deal with these students, others don’t. These students are often removed from class, sent to the principal’s office, suspended or even expelled. In many cases, they will be diagnosed with some condition, emotionally disturbed, ADHD, etc. Such…

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