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1. Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom
What is educational psychology? Anyone who has experienced a classroom setting has been affected by the theories and techniques that come from this subfield of psychology. Learn about the main ideas within this popular area of study and application.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives
How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.
5. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
6. Manipulatives in Education: Definition, Examples & Classroom Applications
Find out what manipulatives are and how they're used in an educational setting. Learn how to apply manipulatives to lessons in your classroom. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
7. Math Teacher Professional Development
Keeping up with the latest trends in math education is important for educators. Learn how math teachers stay on top of their trade as we explore professional development for these instructors.
8. Multicultural Education: Definition & Approaches
Find out what multicultural education is, and the different approaches to the multicultural classroom. Read the lesson, and then take quiz to test your new knowledge.
9. Professional Development for Educators: Benefits & Types
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10. Stages of Teacher Development
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11. What Is the Curriculum Development Process?
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12. Compulsory Education: Definition, Laws & History
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13. 21st Century Learning: Skills & Standards
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14. Virtual Learning Community: Definition & Environment
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15. Learner-Centered Teaching: Strategies & Methods
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16. Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom & Environment
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17. Professional Learning Community: Definition & Model
Teachers work together provide the best education for their students. Often they are organized into professional learning communities (PLCs) to help facilitate this process. This lesson will introduce PLCs and how they are implemented in schools.
18. Virtual Field Trips for Students
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19. Handling Gender Issues in the Classroom
Gender-related prejudices and biases in the classroom can have destructive effects. In this lesson, we will discuss practices for identifying and eliminating gender-related inequities.
20. Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Techniques & Overview
Positive discipline in the classroom refers to utilizing a positive emphasis in regard to correcting and guiding student behavior. This lesson provides techniques and an overview of the process.
21. What is Digital Citizenship? - Definition & Themes
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22. Conflict Resolution Strategies for the Classroom
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23. How to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom
We introduce the latest classroom technology, augmented reality and how it enhances learning. We provide examples and discuss how to use it in the classroom.
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