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Ch 26: MTEL Reading Specialist: Research-Based Instruction

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As you prepare for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam, use these lessons to study for exam questions regarding the theories used to understand reading instruction, teaching strategies and instructional models.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Research-Based Instruction - Chapter Summary

In this series of lesson videos, our professional instructors will help you prepare for questions on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Reading Specialist exam. They emphasize the scientific theories and instructional models used to make teaching more effective. By watching these videos, you will be improving your understanding of:

  • Different perspectives and theories about how people learn
  • Theories and applications of educational psychology
  • Learning styles and classroom strategies
  • Educational principles, pedagogical knowledge and qualities of effective teaching
  • The different types of instructional strategies used in class classrooms
  • Advantages of cooperative and collaborative learning as well as direct instruction
  • Using expository approaches to structure lessons and improve learning
  • Effectiveness of collaborative team teaching and meeting the needs of individual students
  • Reciprocal teaching in reading instruction

Take advantage of the versatility of these lessons by watching them on your Internet-ready mobile devices and reading the lessons' transcripts. The transcripts are written overviews of the lessons, and they'll help reinforce your retention of the information presented in the videos. Test your understanding of the material by taking the quizzes. Improve your understanding of the questions you answer incorrectly by using the video tags. This action will return you to the parts of the lessons that covered them.

11 Lessons in Chapter 26: MTEL Reading Specialist: Research-Based Instruction
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Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

1. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.

Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom

2. Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom

What is educational psychology? Anyone who has experienced a classroom setting has been affected by the theories and techniques that come from this subfield of psychology. Learn about the main ideas within this popular area of study and application.

What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

3. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

Becoming an Effective Teacher

4. Becoming an Effective Teacher

Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

5. 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? - Definition & Theory

6. 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.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

7. 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.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

8. 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.

Expository Approaches to Instruction

9. 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.

Collaborative Team Teaching Models & Strategies

10. Collaborative Team Teaching Models & Strategies

Many schools are using team teaching in order to support the needs of a variety of students. This lesson will introduce you to the various models of team teaching as well as strategies to support a successful partnership.

Reciprocal Teaching: Strategies, Definition & Examples

11. Reciprocal Teaching: Strategies, Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will define reciprocal teaching as a discussion between teachers and students about reading material and explain the strategies used in the activity.

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