by Brohavior

Ogden Lindsley was a graduate of B. F. Skinner and had a knack for mixing things up.  The first human free-operant lab was at Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham, MA, set up by Lindsley from a grant to Skinner by NIMH in the mid-50s.  During his professional career he became a strong proponent of behavioral fluency and a technology of process known as Precision Teaching. 

Lindsley defined Precision Teaching as an educational process in which decisions concerning educational interventions are based “on changes [observed] in continuous self-monitored performance frequencies displayed on ‘standard celeration charts’” (Lindsley, 1992, p. 51).  As such, one of the more beautiful, yet subtle, components of Precision Teaching is…

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