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BEHP1105: Six Common Teaching Mistakes and What to do Instead is a Course

BEHP1105: Six Common Teaching Mistakes and What to do Instead

Time limit: 60 days
4.5 credits

$58.50 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes
Credit: 4.5 Learning BACB CEs

Presenter: William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Course Description: Focuses on six teaching mistakes committed by teachers at all grade levels and across curriculum areas. First, the mistake and examples are presented. Second, both logical and empirical rationales are offered for why teachers should eliminate or reduce the frequency with which they commit the mistake. Third, evidence-based and classroom-tested alternative strategies will be presented. Participants receive handouts for implementing alternative strategies and an annotated list of resources. 

  • Name six common teaching mistakes, give a specific example of a teacher committing each mistake and briefly explain why that practice is a mistake.
  • Define active student response (ASR) and give three examples and nonexamples of ASR.
  • Explain why ASR is a better measure of student participation than on-task behavior.
  • Define choral responding (CR), identify three criteria for curriculum content best suited for CR and describe six guidelines for conducting CR and response cards.
  • Define and give an example of two basic types of response cards (RC), identify at least two advantages and potential limitations of each type and describe at least two suggestions for using each type of RC.
  • State a general strategy teachers should employ as an alternative to asking their students, “Do you understand?”
  • Define, give an example and state three guidelines for using structured worksheets.
  • Describe rationale for guided notes (GN) and state at least four advantages of GN and four guidelines for using GNs.
  • Explain why teaching too slowly is a mistake and identify three ways to increase pacing.
  • State two suggestions for ensuring students receive much ASR on target skills.

Keywords: Education, teaching strategies, mistakes, resources, evidence-based, classroom, teachers             

 This course is recommended for BCBAs, BCaBAs and, potentially, teachers with a basic understanding of behavioral principles who are working or interested in the broad area of general education or individual teaching with both typically developing children and those with disabilities.

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access. 

Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases.  Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:

Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again. 


For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at

Important note:  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.

Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)