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- Available Lessons: 55
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies
Course SummaryThe chapters included in this short course offer teachers the most pertinent strategies for teaching history. The engaging lessons in each chapter provide teachers with useful techniques for planning lesson material, facilitating courses and improving student achievement.
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About This Course
The brief video lessons in this course give you the strategies you need to know for teaching history. Whether your are a new or experienced teacher, you can benefit from the material in this course. Instructors will outline best practices for creating the right environment for students to succeed. Quizzes, located in each chapter, can help you self-assess as you improve your teaching strategies.
How It Works
Go over the video lessons and read their transcripts in order to brush-up on your instructing strategies. After you've finished, you can take the lesson quizzes to reinforce the material you reviewed. The best part is, you can reach these quizzes from any device and at any time.
This course includes:
- Engaging video lessons focused on improving your instruction techniques
- Transcripts following each video for you to review all the material
- Multiple-choice quizzes for you to test yourself on topics like planning
- Chapter exams focused on testing your comprehension
- A final exam that will test your understanding of instruction strategies for teaching history
How It Helps
- Outlines strategies: In this course, teachers can learn the most effective strategies to teach students in the classroom.
- Improves planning: The engaging videos in this course will discuss tips and strategies for providing students with quality material.
- Touches on cross-curricular strategies: While history instruction is the focus, this course will provide you with techniques you can use in any classroom.
- Reinforces student-centered learning:Learning student-centered strategies will help you focus on designing a learning environment that fosters learning.
- Describes useful tools: This course will help you develop the right questions, games and reading techniques to share with your students.
|Learning Processes & Styles|| Classroom strategies|
Cognitive processes in learning
How to engage students
|Planning for Instruction||Materials and strategies for planning|
Tips for following course standards
The benefits of collaboration
|History Instruction & Cross-Curricular Strategies||Basics of history instruction|
Including art and media in instruction
Using local history
Thinking like historians
Reading social studies texts
Strategies for teaching reading and writing
Government and economics instruction for kids
Geography teaching tools
|Student-Centered Teaching Strategies||What student-centered teaching is|
Cooperative learning methods
Activities for project learning
Independent strategies for learning
Strategies for culturally relevant teaching
|Teacher Strategies for Student Achievement|| The method of direct instruction|
Different instructional strategies
The Socratic method
Daily instructional strategies
Checking student understanding
Strategies for summarizing
Flipped classroom implementation
|Teacher Tools & Techniques||Questioning techniques and strategies|
Games for learning
Techniques for reading
Writing for learning
Tips and strategies for scaffolding
Music for learning
Using technology in the classroom
|Student Learning Environments||The learning environment|
Safe learning environments
Management techniques in the classroom
Maximizing learning through environment
Adapting the learning environment to student needs.
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