Can You Name One Simple, Yet Powerful Teaching Strategy for Special Needs Children? Errorless Learning is it!

Can You Name One Simple, Yet Powerful Teaching Strategy for Special Needs Children? Errorless Learning is it!

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Errorless means you can’t get it wrong!

Donating to a worthy cause is kind of an errorless act.  You can’t get it wrong if you participate in an event that can save lives!

I just got back from attending Zeta Tau Alpha’s Big Man On Campus (BMOC) fund- raiser for breast cancer awareness!  What did I learn?  The men at Indiana University are talented, funny and caring!  The ladies at Zeta raised $175,000 through this event and other fundraising efforts.  I congratulate my daughter and her sorority sisters for their dedication to this worthy cause!

So how can we set things up for our children who need to get it right?  Errorless learning is a way to teach those students who are just learning something new and are sensitive to being told “no that’s not right”

Take a look at this week’s video to see some examples of how you can use errorless learning in your lessons!

Let’s take the example of the sight word vocabulary lesson from the video and expand it.  Let’s say that you have a student who has only one or two sight words.

Put those sight words on cards and then add cards to the pile that have pictures of things the child knows, like colors, shapes, simple nouns.

This gives you several cards to flip through and your student can easily be successful.  As you show the sight words, they “read” those, and then when you show the pictures of the color red, for example, your student says “red” and gets it right!!!

Once your student learns a newly added sight word, you drop off one of the cards with a picture.  Eventually all of the cards will have just sight words.  

Pretty cool huh? 

Make use of this wonderful strategy.  Your students will feel empowered and so will you! 

See you next time!

 

Carla

 

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