Week 6: Update

Hi PLP3003 students,

Congratulations, you have officially made it half way through the semester! By now, I hope that you are all beginning to see the benefits of using Precision Teaching to increase skill fluency. In just 4 short weeks of starting your personal learning projects so many of you are in touching distance of your AIMs, and a few of you have even managed to exceed them.

If you successfully managed to upload a blog for this week I have commented on it with some individualised feedback, tips, and ideas for progress. As usual, if you have any questions or concerns you are more than welcome to make use of the module drop-in and seminar time to address them.

I’ve really enjoyed following your personal learning project blogs so far, and in keeping with my last update I thought I would point out some achievements:

(1) The triad groups that I have been most impressed with have consistently commented on each other’s blogs, each week–praising achievements and also constructively addressing LOs. The other really nice thing that many of you have been doing is giving advice regarding the next steps of each other’s projects, and how you would address interventions/changes to decisions.

(2) Many of you have taken on board the charting comments that have been made over the last few weeks. As a result, you’ve started to fill in your chart labels and add your AIM stars on your axis. Good job!

(3) I’m so impressed that nearly all of you have tried to use the Timings Chart to facilitate your acceleration progress. It can sometimes be frustrating when you don’t reach your daily goal on your first few timings, but you have persevered and this is reflected in your learning pictures.

Best of luck with next weeks timings, keep up the great work!








Update Oct 16

Hi PLP3003 students,

It’s great to see that so many of you have been able to successfully blog and comment within your triads.

As a way of helping you get the most out of your blogging experience, we felt like it might be nice for you to see what your peers have been up to. Below you will find a few examples of posts that I have seen over the last two weeks. I’ve added some comments to describe charting successes and ways to improve. Hopefully, this will help you all to reflect on your own charting practice.

Angel Tan : What went well? Angel has some beautiful charts, her data points are very clearly displayed and the phase lines are labeled. This makes the chart really easy to read and follow.

Ways to improve? Avoid using a pen to fill out your charts, it makes it much harder to correct if you make any charting LOs.  Add a chart label for the pinpointed aim (e.g., 60-40 correct, 0-2 LOs), and draw aim stars to visually display this on the axis.

Eugene TeeWhat went well? Eugene has used the timings chart successfully to help keep his correct responses accelerating at the desired rate. He has also filled out all the dates across the top of his SCC.

Ways to improve? As above, add a chart label on the SCC and TC for the pinpointed aim.

If you are a little unclear on the chart labels, have a look at Claudia Zorita‘s blog–she has successfully filled out all the labels on both charts and her data is really clear to follow.

No question is a stupid question, so if you are unsure about how to chart or interpret your learning pictures don’t be afraid to ask. Remember, the learner is always right!

The blogging begins…

Hello Everybody,

Welcome to the PPP3003 WordPress site!

Your 2016/17 blogging journey begins here–I hope you have fun building fluency in skills new and/or old! In case you were curious, here is what I got up to last year.

To give you a little inspiration for your upcoming blog posts I have sourced some good examples of projects from the last few years:

  • This project consistently labelled the paper SCC correctly and clearly throughout blog posts.
  • Good examples of the use of electronic charting (which you will be taught in the coming weeks) can be seen here and here.

Top Tips

  1. If you find that your SCC images are not clear when you post your blog you will need to find a new theme for your page. You can do this viewing your site and clicking on “customise” in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. If you want to save time searching through them all have a look at previous blogs and see which themes work well. 
  2. Make use of your triad. It is a great way to learn about your own mistakes and see what is working well for other people.