Rote Counting Skills From a Number to a Number (Forward) from Memory

Rationale: Until a student has well-developed counting skills, all other aspects of arithmetic will be difficult or impossible for them to do. Fluent counting skills are the basis for most other activities in arithmetic. There are a number of different components which make up the realm of counting skills that every student needs to be…

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What Does the Research Say About Homeschooling?

                  What Does the Research Say About the Academic Performance of Homeschooled Students?  Written by Rachel Wise, CEO and founder of In a recent radio interview, the host asked me what the data says about homeschooling. “Do homeschooled kids perform as well as non-homeschooled kids? Is…

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Basic Principles of Reinforcers

Changing Behavior by the effective use of reinforcers Many people, including teachers, principals and caseworks in the social services field do not understand the basic concepts of changing behavior by the effective use of reinforcers. Over the last 5 decades as a consultant to teachers,  and social service workers, I have been told time and…

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The Science and Success of Engelmann’s Direct Instruction

An Eye-Opening Book Review As consumers of academic goods and services, most parents are hopelessly ignorant. They simply do not know an effective program from an ineffective one. They rely on the recommendations of teachers, principals, special needs specialists, doctors, psychologists and other professionals. Parents are generally adept at perceiving that something is amiss with…

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What Others Think of The Maloney Method   Credibility comes from others.  As the senior author and financial benefactor of my system of teaching, I have a clear conflict of interest. I want you to buy my books because I want your money. As a result of my conflict, every buyer is or at least should be a skeptic. They should…

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Practical Homeschooling Readers Award Winner!

Publisher Wins Prestigious Award Belleville ON May 2014 QLC Educational Services of Belleville and its publishing company have been selected for an international award by the leading homeschooling magazine, Practical Homeschooling. Readers of the periodical selected the company’s reading series, Teach Your Children to Read Well, for its reading programs. The Teach Your Children to…

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Book Review: Teaching Children With Autism, an ABA Primer by Reg Reynolds, Ph.D.

    Reviewed by Michael Maloney, Maloney Method As the field of psychology widens and deepens its attempts to provide information and treatment regimes for children with autism, there has been a plethora of books published recently. No doubt there will be many more in the coming months and years. Amazon currently lists approximately 750…

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Practical Lessons for Teaching Counting Skills- Lesson 6

The One-Minute Teacher TEACHES Rote Counting Skills From 1 to 20 (Part 2) Task 2: Rote Counting from 1 to 20 from memory. Think and Say Numbers from 1 to 20. Cover the numerals with the sheet of paper and say to the student, “Now I am going to count from 1 to 20. Listen.”…

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Practical Lessons for Teaching Counting Skills- Lesson 5

  The One-Minute Teacher TEACHES Rote Counting Skills From 1 to 20 Rationale: In this exercise we will combine the previous two exercises to teach rote counting from 1 to 20. We will practice counting until the fluency level of 200 counts/minute with 2 or fewer errors is reached. Now that the student has met…

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Practical Lessons for Teaching Counting Skills- Lesson 4

The One-Minute Teacher TEACHES Rote Counting Skills From 10 to 20   Task 2: Counting from 16 to 20.  See and Say Numbers from 16 to 20   Say to the student, “Now I am going to count from 16 to 20.  Listen.”  Touch each number and count from 16 to 20.  “I counted from…

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