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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Just as important as setting an agenda for teaching lessons for your children is having the proper space organized that lends itself to the most conducive learning environment possible for both you and your children. In order to ensure that all of you are going to feel productive in your space, you’ll want to set…Read More
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