Ch 33: FTCE Humanities: Instructional Techniques

About This Chapter

This Instructional Techniques chapter is designed to help you get ready for the related portions of the FTCE Humanities exam. It gets the job done through video lessons that are narrated by professional instructors.

FTCE Humanities: Instructional Techniques - Chapter Summary

This chapter takes you through various approaches and considerations to teaching in the humanities, focusing on the kind of material you'll be confronting on the FTCE Humanities exam. By the end of this chapter, you can expect to have strengthened your grasp of:

  • Teaching visual literacy and reading comprehension
  • Effective classroom strategies
  • Encouraging students' learning and reading habits
  • Hands-on, interactive, collaborative and expository instructional strategies
  • The use of music as a classroom teaching tool
  • Teaching students about music and theater

You'll gain confidence by taking the practice quizzes offered at the end of each lesson, which you can re-take as many times as you want. These quizzes will help prepare you for the sort of questions you'll find on the exam, and are also available to be printed as worksheets if you'd like to use them for offline study.

9 Lessons in Chapter 33: FTCE Humanities: Instructional Techniques
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Teaching Visual Literacy

1. Teaching Visual Literacy

This lesson will cover the basics of visual literacy and why it is a necessary skill. Included are some recommended tools for teaching visual literacy in the classroom. A short quiz follows the lesson.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

2. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

3. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.

What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

4. 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.

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

5. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.

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

6. 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.

Using Music in the Classroom

7. Using Music in the Classroom

Music can unite people who are so different from each other. It can also be a wonderful educational tool for any age. This lesson gives you a few ideas for incorporating more music into your classroom practice.

How to Teach Music: Methods & Tips

8. How to Teach Music: Methods & Tips

Teaching the joys of music can be thrilling, but it also presents significant challenges. In this lesson, teachers will learn methods and tips on how to teach music.

How to Teach Theater: Methods & Tips

9. How to Teach Theater: Methods & Tips

Teaching theater is mostly a matter of providing selected opportunities for students to explore their own responses and reactions. This lesson will help get you started on the right track.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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