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Ch 6: Classroom Strategies

About This Chapter

Our video lesson on classroom strategies is designed to help you answer this question: what is learning? You'll also learn how to develop the most effective approaches for teaching English to students in grades 6-12.

Classroom Strategies - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to familiarize you with strategic education principles, especially those related to integrated lesson planning and the language arts. Topics include the role of motivation in self-regulated learning, the process by which students direct and are aware of their own learning behaviors and environment. You'll also find out about different cooperative learning techniques, such as collaboration, and learn how to create effective groups in the classroom.

A key part of this chapter is the use of technology as an instructional tool. As you progress through the lesson, you'll learn how to make informed and thoughtful technology choices. You may also be prepared to assess the parts, applications and effects of media. When you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the different parts of an integrated lesson plan
  • Ascertain methods for integrating the language arts in the classroom
  • Identify interdisciplinary activities that are best-suited to your lessons
  • Choose the technology resource most appropriate for your instructional purposes

We provides students and teachers with short, information-dense video lessons taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Each tutorial is accompanied by a lesson transcript, as well as a self-assessment quiz and additional links to key terms and concepts. The use of convenient video tags also allows you to revisit select parts of a lesson without having to re-watch the entire tutorial.

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: Classroom Strategies
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. 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.

Integrated Curriculum: Definition, Benefits & Examples

2. Integrated Curriculum: Definition, Benefits & Examples

Have you ever wondered what and how an integrated curriculum works? Learn about this hot topic that is shaping how teachers teach and students learn in the classroom.

Using Technology in the Classroom

3. Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

Examples of Technology in the Classroom

4. Examples of Technology in the Classroom

Technology is becoming more present and useful in the classroom. This lesson will provide some examples of technology in the classroom and how it can assist student learning.

Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

5. Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

This lesson highlights some benefits of using technology in the classroom and includes examples teachers can use to easily integrate technology into their classroom. After you learn about these things, you'll be able to test your knowledge with a quiz!

What is Curriculum?

6. What is Curriculum?

Teachers are often asked to design or work with particular curricula, but rarely do we get a chance to talk about what curriculum actually is. This lesson gets you toward a definition and gives you a few key guiding points to work with.

What is Curriculum Mapping?

7. What is Curriculum Mapping?

In this lesson we will discuss what a curriculum map is. Topics we will cover include what to include in a curriculum map, who writes a curriculum map, and what things to consider when writing a curriculum map.

ESL Curriculum Development

8. ESL Curriculum Development

This lesson will highlight some ways in which curriculum can be developed for English as a second language (ESL) classrooms and learners, as well as go over some instructional strategies to help support ESL students develop their language skills.

Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

9. Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

How does your mind organize the world? When you see a new animal, can you easily tell if it's a bird, mammal or fish? Categories and mental structures, such as types of animals, are called schemata. This lesson discusses different types of schemata and why they are important.

Identifying Appropriate Interdisciplinary Classroom Activities

10. Identifying Appropriate Interdisciplinary Classroom Activities

Teaching involves so much more than just your content area. This video lesson discusses examples of relevant interdisciplinary activities that can make your classroom cross-curricular.

Becoming an Effective Teacher

11. 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.

The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

12. The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

Do you monitor and evaluate your own learning? Do you alter the way you study based on performance on assessments? If so, you are engaging in self-regulation practices and, by doing so, increasing the likelihood of academic achievement. This lesson will define self-regulation, discuss the cyclical process of self-regulation and explore methods to promote self-regulation in the classroom.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

13. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.

Multicultural Literature: Definition, Books & Importance

14. Multicultural Literature: Definition, Books & Importance

Multicultural literature features characters and themes from countries around the world. Writers in this genre express their ideas and values through the characters featured in their work. By examining these works in detail, you can learn how to understand them and broaden your understanding.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

15. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.

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Practice Final Exam
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