Ch 33: Effective Teaching Strategies

About This Chapter

This chapter contains video lessons that elaborate on the essential components of effective teaching. Review the material on information processing theory, learning, classroom management and instructional strategy.

Effective Teaching Strategies - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter cover the key concepts behind being an effective teacher. You will be exposed to various strategies and how they are implemented in the delivery of education. You will gain knowledge on what instructional scaffolding encompasses and effective classroom management techniques.

The importance of taking students' culture into account in instruction is explored through culturally responsive teaching to understand differences in student responses. This chapter also analyzes how learning occurs and what classical and operant conditioning entail. Some objectives for this chapter's lessons are as follows:

  • Know what it means to be a subject matter expert
  • Understand the importance of internal and external reflection
  • Demonstrate use of an advance organizer
  • Explain the information processing theory
  • Distinguish the various types of learning
  • Describe the components of instructional scaffolding
  • List the major characteristics of culturally responsive teaching
  • Provide examples of teacher-student engagement strategies

Our effective video lessons are intended to simplify learning our material and promote greater retention through an engaging delivery. Navigating through our videos is easy. You can save time by utilizing the video tags to quickly jump to the main points you wish to review. After reviewing the text and video lessons, you can take self-assessment quizzes to get an idea of where you stand in comprehending the lesson content.

10 Lessons in Chapter 33: Effective Teaching Strategies
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Becoming an Effective Teacher

1. Becoming an Effective Teacher

The process to become an effective teacher can be challenging. Learn about the skills and professional knowledge that teachers should possess and understand internal and external reflection practices for teachers. Explore ways that teachers can grow professionally to become better and more effective educators.

Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

2. Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How does information make its way to memory? How do people learn? In this lesson, we'll examine the information processing theory of learning, including the process of memory, cognitive load, chunking, and automaticity.

What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

3. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

Learning is a step-by-step process in which an individual experiences permanent, lasting changes in knowledge, behaviors, or ways of processing the world. Discover effective classroom strategies for learning and the various types of learning.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

4. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.

Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Definition & Explanation

5. Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Definition & Explanation

When a teacher is an expert in a subject and also knows how to teach it properly, they have what is known as pedagogical content knowledge. Take a closer look at the definition of this concept and dive deep into the explanation of how to use it in the classroom.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

6. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

Advance organizers is a type of teaching strategy that is utilized to better ensure information presented to students is understood, retained and connected to previous lessons. Learn about the benefits of advance organizers and methods to successfully implement this teaching strategy into lessons.

Scaffolding in Education: Definition, Theory & Examples

7. Scaffolding in Education: Definition, Theory & Examples

In education, 'scaffolding' is a model of teaching in which the instructor models or demonstrates a lesson, steps away to let students work independently or as a group, and then provides them support as needed. Learn more about the definition, theory, and origin of the term 'scaffolding', the general process of scaffolding, a read an example of a scaffolding lesson.

Scaffolding Teaching Strategies

8. Scaffolding Teaching Strategies

Teachers sometimes use a method of instruction called 'instructional scaffolding.' Learn more about this and how it is used. Examine the different components of instructional scaffolding.

Classroom Management Techniques

9. Classroom Management Techniques

Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and how they deal with it can make a difference between disaster and productivity. Learn about the different classroom management techniques and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.

Student Engagement Strategies

10. Student Engagement Strategies

Students learn information in many different ways, which makes engaging diverse student populations challenging. In this lesson, we will define what it means to be actively engaged and explore several best practice strategies for engaging students.

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