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Ch 35: Planning for Instruction: Classroom Strategies

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Use the lessons in this chapter to review instructional strategies that can be implemented in the classroom. The lessons are self-paced for your convenience, and you can take quizzes along the way to test your knowledge.

Planning for Instruction: Classroom Strategies - Chapter Summary

When planning for the school year, it's important to integrate instructional strategies into your curriculum. These lessons will provide you with an overview of teaching techniques that you can incorporate into your classroom instruction. You'll review different types of instructional methods and even explore ways to manage your classroom. By the end of the chapter, you'll have learned about:

  • Learning styles and how they differ
  • Hands-on, interactive, expository and collaborative instruction
  • A comparison of direct instruction and discovery instruction
  • How to differentiate your instruction
  • Effective expository instructional approaches
  • Cooperative and collaborative learning
  • Techniques for managing your classroom

Our instructors are subject-matter experts, and they've designed these lessons to be enjoyable as well as effective. You'll watch short, engaging video lessons that help to illustrate the material. A clickable timeline is available below the video if you need to review a particular portion of the lesson. To gauge your understanding of the information, take a self-assessment quiz after each lesson. If you need further assistance, our instructors are available to answer your questions. When you've completed the chapter, take a cumulative exam to see how well you've retained the material.

7 Lessons in Chapter 35: Planning for Instruction: Classroom Strategies
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What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

3. 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.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

4. 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.

Expository Approaches to Instruction

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.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

6. 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.

Classroom Management Techniques

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.

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