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- Collaborative, hands-on, interactive and expository strategies
- Direct and discovery instruction
- Differentiated instruction
- Bloom's taxonomy and assessments
- Classroom use of advance organizers
- Cooperative and collaborative learning
- Classroom management techniques
- Wait time in classrooms
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments
Bloom's Taxonomy is a popular and extremely helpful tool that is used by most teachers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the original and revised Bloom's Taxonomy as well as how to use it in the classroom to assess learning and cognitive ability.
5. Expository Approaches to Instruction
Good expository instruction goes beyond just giving information to students. In this lesson, we describe effective expository instruction and how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning.
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.
7. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
8. 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.
9. Using Wait Time in the Classroom
During class discussion, is the pause between the teacher's question and the student's response important? It is, and the pause between the student's response and the teacher's reaction is also important. In this lesson, we define and discuss both types of wait time and how they can be used to optimize students' learning.
10. Academic Discourse: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we cover the concept of academic discourse and how it varies from traditional communication. In addition to defining academic discourse, we provide examples of how it can be used properly as well as misused. A short quiz follows the lesson.
11. Academic Language: Definition, Examples & Functions
In this lesson, you'll be able to learn about academic language, and how it fits into a school's curriculum. Check out some various examples and functions of this way of writing and then test your knowledge with a quiz!
12. Aronson's Jigsaw Classroom Experiment: Activity & Technique
You will learn about Elliot Aronson and his original jigsaw classroom experiment. Explore this collaborative learning technique through a sample activity and test your knowledge with the end of lesson quiz.
13. Associative Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples
Associative learning is a theory that states that ideas reinforce each other and can be linked to one another. This lesson will explain the theory of associative learning as well as provide some practical, real-life examples of this type of learning.
14. Authentic Learning Activities: Examples & Concept
In this lesson, we will see how authentic learning activities take class material into the real world, what some examples of these activities are, and why they are so valuable to students.
15. Blended Learning Strategies
Many schools are incorporating blended learning into their curriculum. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of blended learning and strategies for fostering a blended learning environment.
16. Characteristics of Learning Styles
Some of us learn by seeing, others learn by doing, and some even learn by listening. This lesson provides an overview of learning styles, including characteristics of each type of learner.
17. Classroom Technology Tools
In the past, a film projector was the height of technology in schools. Today, teachers have technology at their fingertips on a daily basis. What are these tools and how are they being used? This video lesson will bring you up to speed on classroom technology tools.
18. Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach
In this lesson, you'll learn about the cognitive academic language learning approach, a method used to help English language learners gain academic fluency in English. Terms are defined, an example is provided, and a short quiz follows.
19. Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples
Explore the cognitive processes your brain is going through right now to learn information. We'll define key terms and discuss the two leading theories.
20. Computer Programming for Kids: Teaching Tips
You don't have to have ambitions to be the next Steve Jobs learn computer programming. In fact, it's so simple, even kids can learn. Read on for some tips on teaching kids to program.
21. Computers in the Classroom: Benefits & Disadvantages
Computers are becoming an increasingly common tool in the classroom. This lesson will explain some of the benefits as well as the disadvantages of having computers in the classroom.
22. Cooperative Learning: Roles & Activities
This lesson describes what cooperative learning is and how it can be used during group assignments. The types of activities that can be used with cooperative learning and roles are also discussed.
23. Cooperative Learning: Strategies & Techniques
Cooperative learning is a teaching strategy that helps students work together as they learn. In this lesson, you will learn the benefits of cooperative learning, as well as helpful strategies that you can implement in your classroom to help facilitate cooperative learning.
24. Creating a Safe Learning Environment
A safe learning environment requires physical, emotional, and intellectual security for students. Discover ways to create that space for students to think, grow, and learn.
25. Creating a Safe Learning Environment in the Classroom
Children learn best when they are in a safe classroom environment, and teachers and families are happier when classrooms feel safe, too. This lesson will give you some ideas on how to create a safe environment for all learners.
26. Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition
This lesson will define culturally relevant teaching and illustrate how this approach to instruction can boost student engagement, increase students' feeling of belonging within their school, and positively impact student achievement.
27. Current Trends in Art Education
Art used to be the class children attended to release pent up energy and paint a picture, but no more. In this lesson, learn about the current trends in art education and how it is being incorporated into modern teaching curriculums.
28. Current Trends in Nursing Education
Nursing education is seeing some pretty dramatic changes recently due to the Affordable Care Act. What are these changes, and how do they impact nursing education? Let's take a look at how nurses are trained and some new changes on the horizon.
29. Engaging Students in Learning
Students learn better and are happier when they are engaged with their learning. Teachers, too, enjoy their work more when students are engaged. This lesson offers you some ideas about how best to engage students in the learning process.
30. Game Based Learning: Definition and Examples
In this lesson, we explore game-based learning and its benefits to learners. A little competition can be a good thing when it engages children and encourages them to study harder. A short quiz follows.
31. Homework Grading Rubric Examples
We'll look at the benefits of using a homework grading rubric in this lesson. We will also cover different formats and criteria that could be included. Finally, we will discuss an effective way to use a homework rubric in class.
32. How to Check for Understanding in the Classroom: Strategies
Checking for understanding is an important part of teaching that helps you determine whether your students are learning what they need to. This lesson will detail some strategies you can use to check for understanding in your classroom.
33. How to Develop a Personal Learning Network
PLN is the acronym used for the coming together of professionals for the purpose of learning. The Internet provides unlimited possibilities in what a professional learning network looks like and how educators can develop their own.
34. How to Differentiate Math Instruction
In today's diverse classrooms, teachers must differentiate their math instruction in order to meet the needs of a variety of learners. This lesson will explain the main principles of and strategies that support the differentiated math classroom.
35. How To Engage Students
Engaging students involves appealing to what matters to them. In this lesson, we will discuss the elements that are involved in student engagement, and best practices to enhance the student experience.
36. How to Improve Critical Thinking Skills
Thinking critically doesn't mean you're thinking harder or longer. It doesn't even mean you're necessarily critical. What are critical thinking skills, then, and how can we help improve them? This lesson takes a hard look at critical thinking.
37. How to Make a Study Guide
A study guide is a great way to condense important information you need to know for a test. This lesson will detail some tips and strategies to create the best study guide possible.
38. How to Set a Grading Rubric for Literary Essays
Setting a rubric is an integral part of any essay assignment. This lesson will help you learn how to set an effective rubric so that your students understand what is expected of them.
39. How to Teach Cursive Writing
The transition from printing to cursive writing is exciting for children. They feel more grown-up learning to write like adults. While it looks simple, learning cursive is somewhat complex. Understanding the steps it requires is necessary for instructors, so let's get right to it.
40. How to Teach English Vocabulary
Teaching vocabulary is a very important part of English language arts education. This lesson will provide you with tips and activities you can use to make learning vocabulary interesting and FUN.
41. How to Teach Factoring
Learning how to factor is an important foundation to many more complex mathematical activities. This lesson will offer you a range of choices that will help you teach factoring to children.
42. How to Teach Kindergarten Language Arts
New research in education has led to new methods of instruction in language arts. Young children in kindergarten still learn the basics, but the methods of instruction have shifted towards a hands-on approach that allows them to experience learning. Using a reader's and writer's workshop approach has become the norm for language arts instruction in kindergarten.
43. How to Teach Math Facts to Kids
Teaching math facts can be a daunting task. Using a variety of instructional strategies, such as music, movement, games, flashcards, foldables, and T-charts, keeps math practice exciting, thus increasing student motivation and memorization.
44. How to Teach Math Vocabulary
This lesson will highlight ways in which you can teach math vocabulary to your students. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge about math-related teaching strategies.
45. How to Teach New Vocabulary
This lesson describes how to introduce a new vocabulary word and several sample activities for reinforcing the meanings of the terms. A short quiz follows the lesson.
46. Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom is on the rise, and teachers must have strategies for teaching these students. This lesson will highlight ways in which to scaffold instruction for ELLs to help them become successful in the classroom.
47. 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.
48. SMART Goals for Students: Definition and Examples
Educators often need to write SMART goals for their students. This lesson will introduce you to the components of SMART goals so that you can improve your goal-writing skills by writing goals that are SMART.
49. Student Learning Contract: Examples and Template
In this lesson, we cover the student learning contract, an excellent tool to help students who are having difficulty staying on task or those who want to work independently. The basic components are covered along with examples.
50. Teaching Creativity in the Classroom
Creativity is such an important part of any learning experience. This lesson will help you feel comfortable with your own creativity and will give you some ideas for incorporating opportunities for creative growth into your classroom.
51. Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels in the Classroom
In this lesson you'll learn about Webb's depth of knowledge levels and how they can be utilized to plan or enhance lessons in the classroom. Examples are provided and a short quiz follows.
52. What Does Student Engagement Look Like?
Student engagement is an integral part of learning at any grade level and is something you should strive for with every lesson. This lesson will help you identify what student engagement looks like so you can be sure you're achieving your goal.
53. What is a Curriculum Guide?
Knowing what to teach and when is a common source of anxiety among novice teachers. Many states, districts, and schools help teachers pace their lessons with a curriculum guide. Though sometimes stringent, these tools can make teaching more focused.
54. What is a Curriculum Model?
Curriculum models are a tool used by educators. Much is made of their development and implementation, but does anyone actually know what one is? Let's take a look at curriculum models and see what all the buzz is about.
55. What Is a Promethean Board?
Promethean Boards are a type of technology being integrated into classrooms more frequently. This lesson will introduce you to the Promethean Board and help you see why it's becoming such a valuable tool.
56. What Is a Smart Board?
In this lesson, we'll examine the basic functions of a SMART Board. We'll also discuss add-on hardware and software that can be used with a SMART Board. Test your knowledge by completing a short quiz afterwards.
57. What Is an IEP? - Definition, Examples & Objectives
An IEP is an individualized education program developed for students with disabilities to ensure their educational goals are achieved. Learn more about IEPs, objectives, and examples and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
58. What is Cooperative Learning? - Definition & Theory
This lesson will teach you about cooperative learning, which has been linked to better social and academic development in students. We'll explore the basics and some of the underlying theories that support this instructional methodology.
59. What is Cooperative Learning? - Definition & Methods
Find out what cooperative learning is and learn about its different elements. Examine how to apply cooperative learning methods in the classroom. After the lesson, you can test your understanding with a quiz.
60. What is Core Curriculum?
Educational experts have worked to define curriculum content for more than two decades. This focus has determined what is core at each grade level while maintaining academic ownership for educators. Learn more about core curriculum in education here.
61. What is Creative Curriculum?
A creative curriculum is one that incorporates big ideas, varied and engaging activities, and a sense of continuity as a way to stimulate students, teachers, and even families. This lesson will teach you what a creative curriculum is and how to get creative with your own curriculum!
62. What is Curriculum & Instruction?
Learn about two guiding educational concepts that impact students everywhere. This lesson will explain what you need to know about curriculum and instruction.
63. What is Curriculum Design?
Curriculum design is a big part of teaching, but it can be hard to know exactly what it means. In this lesson, you will follow a teacher as he learns some of what goes into effective curriculum design.
64. What is Curriculum Mapping?
In this lesson we will discuss what a curriculum map is. Topics we will cover include what to include in a curriculum map, who writes a curriculum map, and what things to consider when writing a curriculum map.
65. What is Curriculum Planning?
A good understanding of curriculum planning is essential for good teaching. This lesson will help you learn what curriculum planning is, give you a sense of why it's important, and help you get ready to plan your own curriculum.
66. What is Curriculum?
Teachers are often asked to design or work with particular curricula, but rarely do we get a chance to talk about what curriculum actually is. This lesson gets you toward a definition and gives you a few key guiding points to work with.
67. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Strategies & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore the importance of differentiation and what differentiation is. We will also uncover main types of differentiation and some examples of differentiation in the classroom.
68. What is Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood?
This lesson is all about emergent curriculum and how it can be used in early childhood education programs. We'll define emergent curriculum and provide an example of how it can be used to construct a lesson.
69. What is Montessori Curriculum?
This lesson provides an overview and detailed explanation highlighting the Montessori curriculum. Complete it to learn about Montessori principles, methods, and ideas.
70. What Is Scaffolding Instruction?
Scaffolding instruction is an incredibly important technique to use when teaching. This lesson will introduce you to scaffolding and provide some examples to give a clear picture of this technique at work.
71. What Is STEM Education? - Definition, Importance & Standards
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Learn more about what STEM education is, why it is important and explore standards associated with STEM. A short quiz follows the lesson.
72. What is Study Abroad? - Definition & Benefits
Ever wonder what it'd be like to study in a foreign country? Well, with study abroad programs you can find out! In this lesson we'll cover the basics of study abroad programs, who can participate, and the benefits. A short quiz follows.
73. What is the National Curriculum?
In this lesson we examine the National Curriculum found in the United Kingdom. We'll cover the act which provided for its establishment and some of the key concepts. A short quiz follows.
74. What Is the Naturalistic Learning Style?
What kinds of books do you read for fun? Where do you feel most comfortable? Are you a better listener, or talker? These and other questions speak to your learning style--the way you learn best. Learn about one of these styles: naturalistic learning.
75. Working with Parent Volunteers: Tips for Teachers
In this lesson, we'll provide you with some helpful tips on working with parent volunteers, both in and out of the classroom. A short quiz follows the lesson.
76. What is a Personal Learning Environment?
Everyone is different, and your environment has a lot of power over how well you learn. In this lesson, we'll discuss different aspects of the personal learning environment (PLE), and how to make that environment work well for you.
77. Cultural Competence in Education
We live and work in diverse societies, where no man is an island. As a result, cultural competence is of increasing importance to educators. In this lesson, we will look at the meaning of cultural competence, how we define culture, and how educators can ensure that they are acting in culturally competent and culturally sensitive ways in their classrooms.
78. The Purnell Model for Cultural Competence
This lesson provides information for teachers interested learning more about the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence. The Purnell Model has been used across many different paradigms, but any teacher interested in applying its applications regarding cultural differences may find this information useful.
79. What is Speech Pathology?
Speech pathology encompasses many different aspects of not only speech, but also language and communication. This lesson will describe the field, and look at when and how the techniques of speech pathology are used.
80. Phonological Processes: Definition & Goals
Learning to speak properly is a complicated process that results in typical error patterns as children develop. In this lesson, we will identify and define normal phonological processes, provide examples of each, and identify typical ages for elimination of errors.
81. What is a Phonogram? - Definition & Examples
Understanding phonograms helps readers and writers decode words and spell words correctly. In this lesson, we will learn how phonograms are combined to create words.
82. Keyword Method: Definition & Examples
Using mnemonics like the keyword method is a great way to memorize vocabulary words. Learn the definition of the keyword method, why it works, and several examples to illustrate this helpful memory trick.
83. Practical Application: Classroom Management Techniques
This practical application will use three scenarios to help you develop classroom management strategies that will improve engagement, secure a safe learning environment, and clearly communicate classroom expectations.
84. Practical Application: Managing Learned Helplessness in Children
You want to find ways to motivate students who are struggling to show responsibility in your class. They exhibit learned helplessness and you want to encourage them to be more confident and self-reliant. Use the questions in this application to handle this situation.
85. Practical Application: Developing Effective Classroom Design
Your classroom layout is an important key to your students' success. But have you thought through all of the factors that need to be considered? Use these checklists to help be better prepared for your school year.
86. Practical Application: Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation in Education
The menu of factors that motivate students is as diverse as the schools they attend. This practical application will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of intrinsic and extrinsic motivators as well as the role of consequences when motivating students.
87. Practical Application: Planning Daily Schedules in the Classroom
You're excited to be in the classroom - teaching and shaping young minds. But are you prepared for the various scheduling factors that must be considered? Use the checklists in this lesson to help you be better prepared for your school day.
88. Practical Application: Creating a Respectful Learning Environment
Increasing classroom diversity means a need for respectful interpersonal engagement. These three scenarios will allow you to apply your knowledge by creating guidelines for respect in the classroom.
89. Practical Application: Identifying Disciplinary Problems in the Classroom
Supporting students and handling disciplinary problems requires skill and the use of effective questions. Use the questions in this application to help create an open dialogue with students and start effective conversations to solve behavioral problems.
90. Practical Application: Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategies
Creating a culturally responsive classroom helps all students feel more connected and involved. You can use some basic strategies and a series of questions to create an inclusive classroom that more effectively meets the needs of your students.
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