Precision Teaching Centers
Beal Street Academy,
located in Hingham, Massachusetts, is a private school associated
with the Fluency Factory. Richard McManus applies the same
teaching approach that the Fluency Factory has so successfully used
to raise students' achievement levels.
Fluency Factory on Facebook: Check out our Facebook page.
You don't have to be a member of Facebook to see it.
Ben Bronz Academy:
Ian Spence and Aileen Stan-Spence are celebrating their 20th year
running Ben Bronz Academy, one of the best schools on the planet.
These two pioneers have put together a mix of curriculum and
processes that are light years ahead of most other centers. If
you are near West Hartford, CT you should drop in for a visit.
Speech, Language & Education Associates:
Pat Pennington heads this powerful learning center in Exeter,
NH. The center provides marvelous and multiple services for children
who are experiencing difficulty in school, and uses Precision
Teaching to assure that the many services are effective.
Fit Learning: A learning center with an active
research program that scientifically demonstrates the effectiveness
of its instructional methods. The center maintains a strong
affiliation with University of Nevada, Reno. Nick and Kimberly
are terrific Precision Teachers and founded this large and very
successful center through UNR. It is now privately owned by
Haughton Learning Center: Elizabeth Haughton and her husband Eric
were among the pioneers in combining Direct Instruction and Precision
Teaching, and were early contributors to techniques for defining
fluency and useful standards. Elizabeth has continued Eric’s work
and is operating the Haughton Learning Center in Napa California. We use her
teaching materials with great
success at the Fluency Factory.
Jean C. Tucker &
Associates: Jean Tucker and her associates employ a
variety of research-proven teaching techniques and curricula to
teach students of all ages to succeed in their development of oral
language, written language, and cognitive skills. They provide
training and professional development in the Lindamood Phoneme
Sequencing (LiPS) program, Precision Teaching, and other cutting
edge instructional methods.
is located in Seattle, Washington and is another of the premier
educational organizations that use PT and Direct Instruction. Kent
Johnson pioneered this excellent school that has had a profound influence on
other PT schools and assisted many public schools as well.
Maloney Method: Michael Maloney was one of
the pioneers in blending the Direct Instruction and Precision
Teaching techniques that we employ at The Fluency Factory.
Michael also assisted in starting the Fluency Factory. He is
currently working on math-software projects, has written a marvelous
series of books called Teach Your Children to Read Well, as
well as a new series, Teach Your Children to Spell Well.
Cyberslate: Ian Spence and Aileen
Stan-Spence developed one of the most remarkable and successful
schools for children with ADD in the country. Then they have moved beyond
that to offer services over the web to families and tutors who want
to use PT tools. You can obtain CyberSlate, a PC-based program that
can be used in classrooms or at home to save the labor of
charting–or if you are in the Boston area, become a member of The
Fluency Factory and obtain a membership through us!
Gary Johnson has been providing corporate training, motivational
speaking, and management development for quite some years. He
put together this page to provide resources for his sons.
However he eventually had a rich resource of information for any
child who is researching on the web, and decided to publish it.
This is a marvelous resource for African American web pages and
information on diversity. Check it out!
Teach Your Children Well Book Series: Teach Your
Children Well has developed these research-proven reading, math and
spelling programs. Every program comes with a money-back
guarantee, as well as a toll-free Homeschool Help Line.
Education: An Inconvenient Truth: It's scary what passes
for math education in some schools. Make sure your children
aren't taught using the alternative methods described on this video!
Interview with Ogden Lindsley: Rick Kubina interviews
Precision Teaching originator and legend
Ogden Lindsley. The video is a bit rough around the edges,
but Og provides engaging insight into the processes of teaching and
learning. (Warning: The video takes a long time to
download. Also, one viewer recently reported that Firefox
crashed while viewing this video; possibly it should be viewed in
Internet Explorer instead.)
More Precision Teaching Links!
Teaching Listserv: This worldwide on-the-web resource for
PT is located at Penn State University. Thanks to Rick Kubina, there
has been an ongoing listserv since June of 1997. The list has ups,
it has downs, but it is THE live source for PT assistance and
support. The archives are a marvelous resource. You can find it
all (and instructions for joining!) at the listserv site.
Hub and Wiki: Regina Claypool-Frey has begun and is winning a
personal battle to make Precision Teaching accessible to a much
wider audience. Though her posts and research on the
Teaching Listserv are brilliant, her PT hub/wiki website is
absolutely the most thorough introduction available!
Athabasca University Precision Teaching Module: An introduction to PT and information
on how to do it.
Homeschooling Page: Has information on PT and
links to Direct Instruction. Great page by a no BS homeschooling
Mom who wants the BEST for her children. (The link points to
an archived version of the
which no longer exists. Unfortunately, the archive is not
Historical Antecedents of Precision Teaching: Information on the history of Precision Teaching, why things are
set up the way they are, etc. (The link points to an archived
version of the
original page, which no longer exists. Regina
Claypool-Frey created the archive as part of a website containing a full archive of John Eshleman's original site.)
Many rants about education and MANY links to Direct Instruction and
PT resources. Also lots of information on current educational
practice in the USA.
Standard Celeration Society
Writing Objectives for Precision Teaching: This is a VERY comprehensive summary written by
Mal Neely, a former school psychologist who is now happily tutoring!
(Note that this link points to an archived version of the original
page, which no longer exists.)
Basic Skill Builders: Use this site to purchase PT materials and
charts from Cambium Learning Store. The author, Ray Beck, was involved in the most
extensive public school PT implementation projects and is the PT person at Sopris
(a division of Cambium Learning Store). The Basic Skill Builders program is very nicely sequenced
and has comprehensive practice materials to assure fluent
Rick Kubina’s Website: At long last Rick Kubina, a critical
link to all of us in the Precision Teaching community as the master
of the listserv, has created his own website, with much useful
information on Precision Teaching. Go see this
Hollywood-handsome guy and learn much about PT.
Technologies: Joe Parson’s company provides computerized
Precision Teaching tools that are widely used in corporate and
collegiate instruction. Check out Joe’s excellent website.
Create learning decks and trade them with your friends!
Associates: Carl Binder is perhaps the most widely known
Precision Teaching professional—and
my chart parent. He has been a leader in Human Performance
Technology and Precision Teaching for over thirty years. Carl has been as active in education
as in the business applications of these techniques. His firm,
Binder Riha Associates, provides management consulting and
performance improvement for sales, marketing, and service
organizations in fast-moving companies.
Fluency.org: Carl Binder
has been working to promote the use of mastery learning through high
performance standards for over thirty years. He recently
created a great new website, Fluency.org, to promote the use of
Precision Teaching Party. This Rick Kubina website
provides a chance to see and hear many Precision Teaching folks with
a lighter tone.
TAGteach: Karen Pryor
and a group of professional coaches and trainers began the use of an
approach they call Teaching with Acoustic Guidance (TAG) to help
teach expert movement skills to dancers, gymnasts, and athletes.
Since then this application of behavioral technology has spread to
many fields and grows monthly! At the Fluency Factory, we use
TAGTeach to teach our tutors AND occasionally our students.