## Use Self-Regulation Strategies When Teaching Math Word Problem Solving

When teaching math word problem-solving skills, self-regulation strategies help students take control of their actions, make appropriate decisions, and become independent problem solvers. These strategies are taught during initial lessons when students learn steps...

## Solve It!: An Evidence-Based Approach to Teaching Math Word Problem Solving

Why does Solve It! stand out as a solid approach to teaching math word problem solving? One reason—it is evidenced-based. To be evidence-based, an instructional approach must be informed—or based on—objective evidence. While objective evidence usually is considered...

## Apologizing: An Essential Job-Related Social Skill in the Workplace

Consider the many opportunities throughout a typical work day that employees might be expected to use the job-related social skill apologizing: The customer complains that the soup you just served is cold. A co-worker is upset because you broke his favorite mug. The...

## Job-Related Social Skills: What Employers Want in 2018

Of all the skills that employers look for, it might surprise you—or come as no surprise at all—that job-related social skills are at the top of the list along with hard or technical content skills required for the position. Sometimes called “soft skills,” job-related...

## Why Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Have Difficulty with Math Word Problem Solving

Why Do Some Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Have Difficulty with Math Word Problem Solving? Three Cognitive Theories May Help Explain Why Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently have difficulty with math word problem solving. Students with ASD...

## Word Problem Solving, Solve It!, and Students with ASD

In the following interview with the author, Peggy Schaefer Whitby discusses mathematical word problem solving, the Solve It! approach to teaching math word problem solving, and how she applied the approach to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Solve...

## Student Job Reports Enhance Workplace Success

Use Student Job Reports to Enhance Success in the WorkplaceStudent job reports allow students to self-evaluate job performance on a regular (e.g., weekly) basis. The questions on the self-report should reflect topics and skills directly taught in the classroom prior...

## Job Support Groups Enhance Student Job Monitoring

Enhance Student Job Monitoring with Job Support GroupsTeachers can enhance student job monitoring with job support groups. Held weekly, job support groups can serve as in-school problem solving sessions. By using information gained through student job reports, in...

## Job-Related Social Skills – More Important than Ever

Studies Highlight Job-Related Social SkillsWill your students thrive in the future jobs market? We hear a lot about the value of STEM skills — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — in securing jobs. But, those skills alone may not be enough to getting...

## Model How to Solve Math Word Problems

Many students have difficulty trying to solve math word problems. Here is an example where a teacher models how to solve math word problems.Definition of ModelingPerforming a task correctly as others watch and listen carefully.Example of Modeling to Solve Math Word...