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Classroom Teaching Strategies - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive overview of classroom teaching strategies ensures you grasp the many ways educators can go about teaching effectively. Learn about different types of instruction, and examine techniques for managing and organizing the classroom. Once you've completed this engaging chapter, you will have the knowledge to:
- List strategies and methods of effective teaching
- Describe hands-on, interactive, expository and collaborative instructional strategies
- Share details about direct instruction, discovery instruction and differentiated instruction
- Identify expository approaches to instruction, and discuss cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom
- Discuss teach strategies for declarative and procedural knowledge
- Explain teaching strategies for advanced organizers in the classroom
- Provide details about different aspects of and techniques for classroom management
- Detail the application of learning theory in the classroom
The video and text lessons in this chapter can be accessed from any computer, smartphone or mobile device with an Internet connection. Review them in any sequence and as often as needed to boost your knowledge of the classroom teaching strategies covered in this chapter. Before, during or after reviewing the lessons, feel free to assess your knowledge by taking short quizzes. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce lesson concepts.
1. Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods
In this lesson, we'll explore the characteristics and strategies of effective teaching. We'll also look at some methods used by teachers, such as case studies and role playing, that are used to encourage student learning.
2. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
3. 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.
4. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students
Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.
5. Expository Approaches to Instruction
Good expository instruction goes beyond just giving information to students. In this lesson, we describe effective expository instruction and how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning.
6. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
7. Teaching Strategies for Declarative vs. Procedural Knowledge
There are two types of knowledge: the knowledge of what and the knowledge of how. The knowledge of what is declarative and the knowledge of how is procedural. This lesson reviews these types of knowledge in a classroom setting.
8. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
9. Classroom Management Techniques
Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and the decisions and actions a teacher takes in this area are extremely influential. In this lesson, we discuss different aspects of classroom management and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.
10. Learning Theory in the Classroom: Application & Trends
In this lesson, we will learn about some of the work done by researchers in the areas of behaviorism and constructivism. We'll define the major tenets of some educational theories and look at practical ways to apply them in the classroom.
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