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Ch 1: Effective Teaching Strategies: Help & Review

About This Chapter

The Effective Teaching Strategies chapter of this Instructional Strategies for Teachers help and review course is the simplest way to master teaching strategies. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of effective teaching strategies.

Who's It For:

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering teaching strategies material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn teaching strategies. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding teaching strategies
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning instructional strategies (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about effective teaching strategies
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra instructional strategies learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Effective Teaching Strategies chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Effective Teaching Strategies chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about teaching strategies. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a teaching strategies unit of an instructional strategies course. Topics covered include:

  • Traits of effective teachers
  • Information Processing Theory
  • Understanding learning in the classroom
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)
  • Exploring direct instruction and discovery instruction

14 Lessons in Chapter 1: Effective Teaching Strategies: Help & Review
Becoming an Effective Teacher

1. Becoming an Effective Teacher

Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.

Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

2. Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How does information make its way to memory? How do people learn? In this lesson, we'll examine the information processing theory of learning, including the process of memory, cognitive load, chunking, and automaticity.

What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

3. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

4. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

5. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

Two of the most popular teaching strategies are direct instruction and discovery instruction, which are frequently discussed in contrast with each other. In this lesson, we define each type of instruction and discuss the differences between the two.

Ladder of Abstraction: Definition & Example

6. Ladder of Abstraction: Definition & Example

The ladder of abstraction is a concept used to describe and define the development of thought and language from concrete to abstract. This lesson provides a definition of the ladder of abstraction and several examples of movement up the ladder.

Problems with the American Education System

7. Problems with the American Education System

The goal of this lesson is to encourage the reader to think about the problems with the American education system. Several problems that are currently plaguing the American educational system are discussed.

Formal Assessments: Examples & Types

8. Formal Assessments: Examples & Types

Formal assessments are tests that systematically measure how well a student has mastered learning outcomes. Learn more about formal assessments and test your knowledge with a quiz.

How to Study the Bible

9. How to Study the Bible

This lesson will explain how to study the Bible, particularly as a literary work. We will begin by discussing what literary criticism is, then use the method to study a sample text.

Sequencing in Teaching: Definitions and Examples

10. Sequencing in Teaching: Definitions and Examples

Knowing the sequence of events in a story is an important skill for children to learn. Without it, they'll struggle with understanding what they read. In this lesson, you'll learn exactly what sequencing is, take a look at some examples, and see how it's used in education.

Teaching Photosynthesis

11. Teaching Photosynthesis

This lesson will help you teach yourself or others about photosynthesis. We'll go over the basics of photosynthesis, including the two main steps. Then, we'll learn two different experiments you can try at home to demonstrate photosynthesis.

Educational Requirements for Becoming a Teacher

12. Educational Requirements for Becoming a Teacher

Degrees in teaching typically cover lesson planning, teaching and assessing students and classroom management. Find out about the requirements of these programs, and learn about career options, job growth and salary info for teaching graduates.

SDAIE Strategies for Teaching

13. SDAIE Strategies for Teaching

SDAIE, or specifically designed instruction in English, can be a challenging strategy for teachers to develop. It requires teachers to think outside of the box and develop ways for students who are English Language Learners to be able to participate in classrooms. In this lesson, we will look at strategies for teachers to help foster visual and cooperative learning in SDAIE classrooms.

Role Play Method of Teaching: Definition & Benefits

14. Role Play Method of Teaching: Definition & Benefits

In this lesson, we will discuss what role playing means. We will also discuss the benefits of role playing, both in the classroom and in the real world.

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