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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

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.

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

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.

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

In this lesson, we'll define pedagogical content knowledge and its positive impact on students. We will also describe its specific features, like teaching with clear illustrations and being aware of student conceptions of the subject.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

6. 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.

Scaffolding in Education: Definition, Theory & Examples

7. Scaffolding in Education: Definition, Theory & Examples

This lesson defines scaffolding in education and examines how it's used in the learning process. Learn about the theory behind scaffolding and the origins of the term, then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

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 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.

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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