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Experiments, Expanding, and Fascinating are the first three words I used to describe science. 

Story Telling & Story Revising

IEP- documents and IEP meeting are good examples of storytelling and story revising. During the meeting teachers, therapists, and psychologists report on the progress of a student. Based on the observations reported, the IEP is written to reflect the observations to meet the individual needs of that student.

Getting It Less wrong:  Students are trained to get things right. However, we learn best from our mistakes and mistakes can are very teachable moments.  Also, the notion that there could be more than one answer is rarely explored.

Good Points:  This process requires observations and personal perspective.

Bad Points: Your observations and personal perspective is based upon your prior knowledge, the environment, and personal experience.  The situation has the “crack” of personal perspective

Conclusion: I love the idea of “Looping Telling Story”.  As a special educator, I use a similar thought process in using behavior modification when completing a “Formal Behavior Assessment”.  I summarize observations of the student’s inappropriate or less desirable behaviors.  Next, I would write a goal and objective or specially designed instruction.   Then, I would decide based upon more recent observations if the replacement behavior has occurred or the accommodations are appropriate to foster the success of the student.  Finally, based upon the summary of most recent observations would help the IEP team to decide what the next appropriate step would be for this student.



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