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Ch 10: Instructional Strategies for School Libraries

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Instructional Strategies for School Libraries - Chapter Summary

This engaging chapter covers instructional strategies in the school library. Topics include a review of the different kinds of instructional strategies and some methods to successfully use technology in the classroom. Once you complete these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Effectively teach critical thinking skills
  • Define inquiry-based learning and its associated model
  • Give examples of project-based learning
  • Explain the origins and benefits of student-centered instruction
  • Understand some of the instructional strategies available for library media specialists

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12 Lessons in Chapter 10: Instructional Strategies for School Libraries
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Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

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.

What Is Cooperative Learning in the Classroom? - Strategies, Benefits & Definition

2. What Is Cooperative Learning in the Classroom? - Strategies, Benefits & Definition

Cooperative learning is a technique that allows students to learn from each other and gain important interpersonal skills. Learn more about the benefits, strategies, and techniques involved in cooperative learning.

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

3. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.

Inquiry-Based Learning: Definition, Examples & Model

4. Inquiry-Based Learning: Definition, Examples & Model

Inquiry-based learning is a strategy for helping students take ownership of their learning goals in an engaging way. In this lesson, we will examine inquiry-based learning by defining what it means, and looking at examples from two different instructional models.

Project-Based Learning Examples

5. Project-Based Learning Examples

Project-based learning is an increasingly popular method of instruction in which students drive their own learning by completing projects. This lesson will provide you with several examples to use in your classroom.

Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits

6. Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits

Student-centered instruction is an effective method for teaching. This lesson explains what student-centered instruction is and details some of its benefits.

Using Technology in the Classroom

7. Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

Instructional Strategies for Library Media Specialists

8. Instructional Strategies for Library Media Specialists

This lesson explores a variety of instructional strategies that library media teachers can use to design and develop digital-age learning experiences in partnership with classroom teachers.

Encouraging Student Technology Use in Library Media Programs

9. Encouraging Student Technology Use in Library Media Programs

The role of a library media specialist has transitioned from being a keeper of the books to a facilitator of digital research. Learn how to encourage and promote the use of technology by students in your library/media programs.

Classroom Management Techniques

10. 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.

Positive Classroom Management Strategies

11. Positive Classroom Management Strategies

Do you find yourself spending more time on behavior in the classroom than actually teaching? Positive classroom management strategies can help decrease problem behaviors through the use of rules and reward systems.

Technology-Based Classroom Management Resources

12. Technology-Based Classroom Management Resources

In this lesson, we'll look at several types of technology-based classroom management resources, such as digital gradebooks and classroom behavior trackers. We'll also explore tips for using these resources as well as reasons why they're helpful.

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