Precision Teaching: A Five-Step Process

McGreevy (1983) outlined Precision Teaching as a five-step process in his wonderful book, Teaching and Learning in Plain English. What follows is a summary of McGreevy's presentation. A complete account of Precision Teaching is beyond the scope of this module. The remainder of this section (and the ensuing exercise) attempts only to highlight some important features of each of these steps in order that readers get their feet wet, so to speak. Anyone interested in learning more about Precision Teaching is encouraged to seek out this informative source (see also White & Haring, 1980).

  1. Select a Task (Pinpoint)
  2. Set an Aim
  3. Count and Teach
  4. Develop a Learning Picture
  5. Decide What to Do