How to Write Critically: Fundamental Five

Let’s be honest. Many students do not understand how to write. Many students shun writing. Many students despise school because of writing. The research is proof. Look for it. The experience in the classroom is also the proof: Ask any teacher. Authors of Fundamental Five—Sean Cain and Mike Laird (2011)—argue that teachers do not allowContinue reading “How to Write Critically: Fundamental Five”

How to Recognize Academics and Reinforce Behavior: Fundamental Five

How Recognition and Reinforcement Make Sense Recognize and Reinforce, as it posits in the Fundamental Five, a book written by Sean Cain and Mike Laird (2011), is essential to student achievement. The authors reveal that there are two sides of learning, and the sides are academic issues and behavior issues. As a teacher, I agreeContinue reading “How to Recognize Academics and Reinforce Behavior: Fundamental Five”

How to Apply Performance Based Learning to Instruction

How to Apply Performance Based Learning to Instruction It’s time for students to realize that they can take control of their own learning. No longer must they be spoon fed every step of the way by their teachers before they can successfully complete a particular assignment. Instead, students may receive only a general idea about aContinue reading “How to Apply Performance Based Learning to Instruction”

How to Teach Students with Specific Learning Disorder

How to Teach Students with Specific Learning Disorders Chalice sashays into Doc’s classroom and begins to complain about a student, even though school has been in session for only a week. “I am so tired of my student, Carl, getting in and out of his seat and running his mouth while I am teaching myContinue reading “How to Teach Students with Specific Learning Disorder”