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Instructional & Behavioral Management Strategies in Class - Chapter Summary
Instructional strategies and techniques for managing behavior are core components of teaching. One cannot establish an effective learning environment without having foundational knowledge in these areas. This useful chapter outlines some widely-used instructional strategies and practical methods for reducing behavioral issues in the classroom. After reviewing this chapter, you should be able to recognize:
- Specific instructional strategies, including hands-on, interactive, expository, collaborative, direct, discovery and differentiated instruction
- Techniques for reducing undesirable behavior
- Behavioral and emotional challenges in elementary and middle school-age children
- Plans and routines that establish classroom consistency and management
These brief lessons are easy-to-understand and can be completed at your own pace. To gauge how well you are really understanding the information presented in each section, utilize the lesson quizzes. These quizzes, along with the chapter exam, will help you find any areas that need further review. If you'd like to continue studying offline, the quiz worksheets and transcripts for video lessons are all printable.
1. 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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom
This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.
6. Common Issues with Elementary School Children
While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.
7. Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children
You may have had a tough time during your middle or high school years; during that time, it's common for teens to go through various emotional challenges. Here, we will look into several issues that are commonly faced during this time.
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