Ch 1: Classroom Teaching Strategies

About This Chapter

This chapter ensures you have a quality understanding of classroom teaching strategies. Review these lessons to boost your knowledge of differentiated instruction, effective teaching, learning theory in the classroom and more.

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.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Classroom Teaching Strategies
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

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.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

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.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

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.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

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.

Expository Approaches to Instruction

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.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

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.

Teaching Strategies for Declarative vs. Procedural Knowledge

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.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

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.

Classroom Management Techniques

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.

Learning Theory in the Classroom: Application & Trends

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support