Category Archives: measurement

Why the world needs celeration

One of the major contributions Precision Teaching (PT) has made lies in a standard measurement unit called celeration. It makes sense a measurement unit would rise to the top of the achievement list because Precision Teaching itself is a measurement … Continue reading

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All learning boundaries are conventions

People we care for can struggle when learning. Sometimes those challenges rise to a level  signaling deep concern. A student who cannot read, for instance, will have very limited career avenues not to mention limited participation in much of what … Continue reading

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Charting zero

A recent post to the SClistserv (which you should join if you haven’t already) asks how the frequency multiplier works in the case of 0 or no count frequency. The answer reinforces many of the four reasons I have advanced … Continue reading

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Using Precision Teaching for a better future

For my 2013 New Year’s resolution I have chose a lofty goal: help as many people as possible learn to use Precision Teaching (PT). I chose this as my resolution because I firmly believe PT embodies a life altering behavioral/educational … Continue reading

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Celeration – Why growth rates matter

A headline read “Economy adds 103,000 jobs, but it’s not enough.” The news story indicated the United States added 103,000 jobs in September 2011 but the addition of jobs fell short of a meaningful gain. Think about that for a … Continue reading

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Counts and visual displays

The following figure shows counts of behavior and portrays those counts graphically in sets. The counts can represent any learner behavior the teacher may wish to measure (e.g., interrupting a conversation, volunteering to do a classroom chore, writing antonyms or … Continue reading

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Decay rates and celeration

How often do we discard trash each day? I ate breakfast this morning and had a yogurt (in a plastic container) and then a Del Monte grapefruit cup (cup made of plastic). Later I mailed some items and used my … Continue reading

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Importance of pinpointing

Precision Teaching promotes the use of clear, precise descriptors of real behavior, a process called Pinpointing. Behavior, in Precision Teaching, is synonymous with movement, action, and activity, something producing observable changes in the environment. A passion to speak about, measure, … Continue reading

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Moving frequencies

Do you realize that every person you know, love, become angry with, or have ever met does things measured by frequency. In fact, every person that has ever lived and ever will walk the planet Earth will behave, act, and … Continue reading

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More on relative change

In the Precision Teaching Book a great deal of information surrounded the difference between absolute amount of change and relative change. The Standard Celeration Chart offers relative change, the common nonstandard arithmetically scaled line chart uses absolute amount of change.To … Continue reading

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