Go Here for ebay's new policy disallowing reselling SRA Teacher materials on ebay.
I'd love to send ebay this email, but they cleverly have a contact us system that requires you to only complain about a specific ebay item number:
I wonder, really, if this is legal. If I own a book, a teacher's textbook, I really think I have the right to resell it. I'm curious if ebay has buckled under pressure from SRA - some of us really need to home school.
An interesting story about Oregon's unwillingness to use research based reading.
Two teaching methods with ties to Oregon are applied in a fraction of schools
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Two elementary school reform programs with roots in Oregon show the best evidence of raising student achievement, a new study commissioned by the federal government shows, yet they are barely taught in Oregon classrooms.
TURLOCK, Calif., Aug. 5 (AScribe Newswire) -- A California research team that includes a pair of California State University, Stanislaus psychology professors has taken a significant step in what most experts predict will be a long journey in developing effective treatment for autism. They were part of a team of psychologists who conducted a study that dispels some popular notions about how to treat autism.
Six out of every 1,000 kids has autism, and nobody knows exactly why. But guest Robert F. Kennedy Jr., said in an interview on the 'Scarborough Country' program on Tuesday that part of the blame needs to fall on the government. It has to do with a drug called Thimerosal.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. investigates the government cover-up of a
mercury/autism scandal By ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.
In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Georgia. Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the
I am a huge DI proponent. I have invested over $3000 in USED kits including CMC A-F, R&W A-F, RM 1-6, and even SM 1-6. Yeah, I have them all. I even put together a Direct Instruction Workshop (see http://feator.org/DI.php).
A most interesting article by Dr. Mulick, a well respected autism professional. He touches on the fact that most educational treatment models that have some success actually incorporate ABA. The "red envelop pushers" out there are the ones that say "my model will recover your child" or "you must come to us to learn our model." The issue at hand is not which model, but what principals and science driven procedures do you use. Those can be had for free through the field of ABA.
Who Has the Corner on Autism Treatment?
By Dr. James A. Mulick
"We would like those teaching methods that have proved to be effective for [my child], be used rather than those that have proven to be ineffective,
We would like the application of evidenced instructional methodology be used in the manner that the original researchers intended, unless the modifications have been checked against a baseline to establish that the modifications increase the effectiveness of the method,