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Promoting Student Learning - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors offer in-depth analyses of the strategies educators use to promote student learning. Fun lessons ensure you understand methods for teaching higher levels of thinking, developing critical thinking skills, teaching time management and advancing creativity in a learning environment. This chapter also makes sure you know how to:
- Use children's experiences and interests to promote learning
- Promote student responsibility for learning and young students' independence and confidence
- Incorporate activities in the classroom that promote student self reflection
- Teach students to generate new ideas, create original work and generalize and synthesize information
- Include project-based and cooperative learning in the classroom
- Provide elementary students and students with learning disabilities with necessary organizational skills
Around-the-clock access to the lessons helps you study whenever your schedule permits. Feel free to view the lessons using any computer, smartphone or tablet in locations offering Internet connections. If you develop questions while studying the lessons, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts. Before the day of your test, find out how well you understand this chapter by taking our multiple-choice quizzes and practice exam.
1. Developing Critical Thinking Skills
In this lesson we'll explore critical thinking skills, examine how they develop, and provide a few sample exercises that can be used to work on these skills with individuals of all age ranges. A short quiz follows.
2. Teaching Higher Levels of Thinking
Higher-level thinking uses intelligence through several cognitive lenses. In this lesson, we will learn about teaching higher levels of thinking and the strategies behind those concepts.
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. Using Children's Interests & Experiences to Promote Learning
Knowing your students well helps you plan rich, engaging lessons. How does this work? This lesson explains how and why to use children's interests and experiences to maximize learning opportunities in your classroom.
5. Promoting Young Students' Independence & Confidence
Though every child begins to develop a sense of self before entering a classroom, a teacher plays an important role in encouraging the growth of autonomy. In this lesson, we will discuss appropriate strategies for building students' independence and confidence.
6. Promoting Student Responsibility for Learning
This lesson will focus on encouraging students to take responsibility for their learning and become self-directed learners. In addition, it will address typical student excuses and offer suggestions for dealing with these.
7. Activities for Promoting Student Self Reflection
In this lesson, we will look at teaching strategies for student self reflection. By the end of this lesson, you'll have some practical strategies for your classroom that put students at the center of their learning.
8. Teaching Students to Generate New Ideas & Create Original Work
Coming up with a new idea on cue can be difficult, but it's not impossible. This lesson provides educators with tips and techniques for teaching students how to generate new ideas and create original work.
9. Teaching Students to Generalize & Synthesize Information
Teaching students to generalize and synthesize takes time and requires careful thought and planning. This lesson will introduce you to some ideas for working on the development of these important skills with students of all ages.
10. Project Based Learning: Definition and Ideas
Project Based Learning is a student-centered teaching method that allows students to investigate real-world problems. This lesson will explain the components and give ideas for project-based learning.
11. 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.
12. How to Teach Time Management
In this lesson, we cover how to teach time management skills. We show how to teach the skill to children. We also explain methodologies for planning the day, working smarter, and not wasting hours in the day. We also explore social media and time management.
13. Teaching Organization Skills to Elementary Students
Being organized in school is as important as good study habits. This lesson provides teachers with ideas and tips for teaching organization skills to elementary school students.
14. Teaching Organizational Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with learning disabilities sometimes struggle with visual and temporal awareness in ways that lead to poor organization. Part of helping these students succeed as learners and people is teaching them strategies for organizing their work and schedules. This lesson will provide strategies for teaching organizational skills to students with learning disabilities.
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