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As a teacher in a classroom, psychology can be used to your advantage. Our lessons will show you a variety of instructional strategies to do so, explaining the main concepts and allowing you to learn more about how and when they should be used. You'll study instructional strategies that include hands-on, interactive and collaborative methods. You'll also find out the difference between direct instruction and discovery instruction. Let our lessons teach you how to adapt a learning environment to fit the needs of students.
Move into lessons that discuss Bloom's taxonomy and assessments. Discover the six levels of the cognitive domain and see how you can apply these ideas and concepts in your own practices. Look at expository approaches to instruction, as well. Our lessons will introduce you to the advantages of using advanced organizers in the classroom and show you examples of how to use them in real situations. Watch a lesson on cooperative and collaborative learning that will allow you to see the differences between the two styles and learn more about these options.
Complete your education in instructional pedagogy with lessons on classroom management techniques. Let our lessons teach you about methods that include classroom arrangement, climate, rule establishment and the teacher-student relationship. Also take a look at our lesson on dealing with students who misbehave or act up in class. Learn some great strategies for dealing with troubled students and keeping your classroom from falling into chaos. Thank you for watching out lessons!
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.
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