About This Chapter
Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement - Chapter Summary
Use the information in these short videos to reinforce strategies that will help you bring out the best in your students. The lessons contain information on the following:
- Warm-up and reviewing techniques
- Checking student understanding
- Guided and independent practice
- Teaching students to summarize and take notes
- Encouraging student effort
- Setting objectives and giving feedback
- Strategies for teaching inquiry and investigation skills
These short lessons allow you to make efficient use of your time. You have access to our instructors and subject matter experts when you require additional information or clarification, and the dashboard gives you a place to track your progress.
How It Helps
- Reinforces retention: By practicing the warm-up and review skills demonstrated here, you can strengthen your students' assimilation of the material.
- Builds study skills: You will be better able to teach your students how to study, take notes and summarize.
- Encourages effort: By providing recognition of student efforts and positive feedback, you will encourage your students to take an active part in class.
Upon completion of the lessons in this chapter, you will improve your ability to:
- Develop warm-up and review exercises
- Develop activities for student practice
- Confirm that students understand the material
- Inspire students to put forth their best efforts
1. Instructional Strategies: Daily Review & Warm-Up
Starting a class period with a short review and warm-up activity can have many benefits for student learning. This lesson describes these benefits and some ways you can successfully incorporate these strategies.
2. 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.
3. Providing Guided Practice & Models in Instruction
Teachers spend a lot of time with students throughout the day. Not all of it is used for direct instruction. This lesson shows how to use methods of guided practice and modeling when teaching and offers examples of how each is used.
4. Instructional Strategies for Summarizing & Note-Taking
Note-taking and summarizing is an important skill for students. This lesson will highlight techniques for each and show how teachers can effectively instruct students on the use of these skills.
5. Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition in the Classroom
An important part of motivating students is reinforcing and recognizing the effort they put into their work. This lesson will provide some strategies and techniques so you can do this in your classroom.
6. Setting & Using Effective Objectives in the Classroom
Learn how to set active-verb objectives, and use them in your classroom. Be able to introduce and review objectives with your students, and help them reflect on their learning.
7. Teaching Students to Create & Test Hypotheses
Teaching students to hypothesize can be a great way to engage students in their own learning. This lesson teaches you some strategies for helping students think and work hypothetically.
8. Importance of Independent Practice in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will discuss the reasons why independent practice is so important for students. We will also talk about memory and how it is stored, how guided practice relates to independent practice, and the importance of having students self-correct their mistakes.
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Other chapters within the Effective Instructional Strategies for Teachers course
- Basic Principles of Instruction
- Instructional Planning
- Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies
- Student-Centered Instructional Strategies
- Cross-Curricular & Content-Specific Instruction
- Tools & Techniques for the Classroom
- Instructional Strategies for Language Skills
- Integrated Learning in the Classroom
- Technology for the Classroom
- Learning Environments