Category Archives: Precision Teaching

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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Year in review

Before the new year many people reflect on the past year’s events. This late date in late December finds me doing the same thing. As a Precision Teacher I tend to look at life as I do through the lens … Continue reading

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The celeration period

In my previous blog post I used the term “celeration period” in a rather cavalier manner. In Precision Teaching, however, celeration period has a distinct meaning. Namely, the celeration period refers to a fixed length of time on a Standard … 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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Precision Teaching Behavior Dynamics Designs

Single case experimental designs have become an established method for determining functional relations between variables. According to the What Works Clearinghouse, single case designs “can provide a strong basis for establishing causal inference, and these designs are widely used in … 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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The king of all time-series visual displays

How do we know if the behavior we measured change across time? We display it visually. We have two broad choices for time-series visual graphics: arithmetically scaled and ratio scaled line charts. Each chart displays the behavior and can tell … Continue reading

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