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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies
Course SummaryThis Effective Instructional Strategies for Teachers course offers you an excellent way to brush up on or gain some new insight into useful teaching methods. Use these video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to enhance your effectiveness in the classroom and increase your connection with your students.
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About This Course
The teachers who wrote this course designed it to meet your needs as an instructor in the classroom. You'll find lessons on instructional styles and methodologies, teaching to specific learning styles, integrating teaching methods across subject areas and more. Through these lessons, you will review some old ways and discover some new ways to guide and motivate your students to do their very best.
How It Works
As a teacher, you have great demands on your time. Our videos are short, but lively and informative, and you can access our courses from a variety of electronic devices in any location that provides internet access.
In this course you will find:
- Video lessons on various instructional strategies, each lasting no more than ten minutes
- Fully written transcripts with highlighted key terminology
- A timeline feature that takes you directly to a specific part of a video
- Quizzes, chapter tests and a final exam on the instructional strategies, tools and tips discussed in these lessons
How It Helps
- Review instructional strategies: Refresh your skills in teacher and student-centered instructional methods.
- Apply new methods: Use the videos to gain insights into integrated learning, one of the latest new topics in education.
- Enhance your professional relationships: Apply the techniques here to work more effectively with other teachers and with school administrators.
|Basic Principles of Instruction||Types and styles of learning |
Comparing direct vs. discovery teaching methods
Methods for teaching content and skills
Techniques for the classroom
|Instructional Planning||Learning goals vs. learning objectives|
Teaching to standards
Choosing materials and building a repertoire
Techniques to assist learning
Collecting and using achievement data
Working effectively with students and administrators
|Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies||Understanding and using the direct instruction method|
|Student-Centered Instructional Strategies||Defining student-centered instruction|
Cooperative learning and independent study projects
Using the Socratic Method
|Cross-Curricular & Content-Specific Instruction||Applying strategies for specific subject areas, including math, English and science|
|Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement|| Warm-up and review|
Checking student comprehension
Modeling techniques and examples
Teaching note-taking and study skills
Recognition and feedback
Teaching experimentation skills
Guided and independent practice
|Tools & Techniques for the Classroom|| Questioning strategies and techniques|
Teaching tips for different learning styles
Concept examples and techniques
Teaching reading, writing, language learning and mental rehearsal
Using graphic organizers, advance organizers and scaffolding
|Integrated Learning in the Classroom|| Connecting and integrating curriculum methods across content areas|
Choosing and differentiating integrated approaches to learning
|Technology for the Classroom||How to introduce and implement technological devices in the classroom|
|Learning Environments|| Creating and fostering a safe, motivational environment|
Managing student behavior effectively
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