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Instructional Techniques & Strategies - Chapter Summary
This chapter contains a series of short lessons that will improve your understanding of strategies and methods for effective instruction. Take a look at the meaning and methods of cooperative learning, techniques for classroom management, and how to reduce classroom behaviors that are undesirable.
Additional lesson information includes:
- Definitions and differences between direct instruction and discovery instruction
- Learning environment's advancement of creativity
- Curriculum and activities for character education
- What reflective teaching means and methods for teaching it
- Steps and behavioral changes desired that are part of creating a behavior management plan
Our instructors designed this lessons set with short text and video lessons. Videos have a 5-10 runtime, and each comes with a transcript and a keyword-based timeline tool that allows you to quickly find any information you want to watch over again. All lessons have a companion, multiple-choice answer quiz for assessment of your comprehension of the material covered. We include a feature that allows you to submit questions you have to the instructor.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment
Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.
4. Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods
In this lesson, we'll explore the characteristics and strategies of effective teaching. We'll also look at some methods used by teachers, such as case studies and role playing, that are used to encourage student learning.
5. What is Character Education? - Curriculum & Activities
Character education is an important component of teaching young people. This lesson will define character education and provide strategies and techniques for incorporating it into your daily curriculum.
6. What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods
Find out what reflective teaching is and how to apply it in your teaching practice. Learn basic methods of reflective teaching. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Creating a Behavior Management Plan: Steps & Behavioral Changes
This lesson will outline the steps you need to take if you'd like to make a positive, health-related change in your life. You'll learn about keeping a journal and how to set SMART goals for yourself.
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