by Cynthia Warger | Jun 11, 2018 | Solve It!

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 It! Teaching...
by Cynthia Warger | Feb 26, 2017 | Job-Related Social Skills

Use Student Job Reports to Enhance Success in the Workplace Student 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...
by Cynthia Warger | Feb 26, 2017 | Job-Related Social Skills

Enhance Student Job Monitoring with Job Support Groups Teachers 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...
by Cynthia Warger | Feb 26, 2017 | Job-Related Social Skills

Studies Highlight Job-Related Social Skills Will 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...
by Cynthia Warger | Sep 3, 2016 | Solve It!

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 Modeling Performing a task correctly as others watch and listen carefully. Example of Modeling to Solve Math Word...
by Cynthia Warger | Sep 3, 2016 | Solve It!

Definition of Corrective Feedback: Locating and correcting students’ errors and explaining specifically what each error is and how it can be corrected. Vignette: Ms. Patrick reviews Jorge’s responses to the problems on the Mathematical Problem Solving Assessment...
by Cynthia Warger | Sep 3, 2016 | Solve It!

Definition of Generalization: Transfer of learning to a new task, setting, or situation. Example: Sharla, a student with learning disabilities, uses the Solve It! routine to solve problems successfully in the general education math classroom. She has difficulty using...
by Cynthia Warger | Sep 3, 2016 | Solve It!

Cueing/Prompting Definition of Cueing and Prompting: Verbal, written, or visual reminders that guide or give direction to students to respond correctly. Example: Ms. Williams provides appropriate cues and prompts during acquisition and application of new skills and...
by Cynthia Warger | Sep 3, 2016 | Exceptional Innovations

When students fail to demonstrate the critical classroom behaviors or the peer-to-peer social skills, they often display certain patterns of problem or inappropriate behavior. In order to effectively teach social skills to replace problem behaviors, it is useful to...
by Cynthia Warger | Sep 3, 2016 | Exceptional Innovations

Name the most important social skills for students. If your list tended to define social skills as problem behaviors or describe something that is not wanted, you are not alone. Many people do not realize that social skills actually are skills—they are what you want...