About This Chapter
Role of the Reading Professional - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter will help you review the role of reading professionals in teaching reading skills. Watch our professional instructors in this series of lesson videos as they explain the importance of adjusting teaching strategies to fit students needs based upon accurate evaluations, the usefulness of professional organizations and creating collaborative relationships with other professionals. After this chapter you should have a better understanding of:
- The importance of self-efficacy and self monitoring
- Reflective teaching and adjusting teaching strategies
- Role of professional organizations in professional development
- Strategies and benefits of cooperative learning in classrooms
- Building collaborative relationships
- Working with other teachers and literacy specialists
These lessons are mobile device compatible so that you may have an effective way to study, even when you are not at your computer. For an additional review of the material, read the lesson transcripts that present the material of this chapter in written overviews and highlight the key vocabulary. After you complete a lesson, be sure to test your understanding of the material presented in it with the quiz that accompanies it. Following these assessments, you can use the video tags to return to the parts of the videos that covered the topics of the questions you missed.
1. Facilitator of Learning: Definition & Concept
In this lesson, we will compare the difference between a teacher as a classroom director, and a facilitator of learning who encourages students to take the lead. We will examine what a facilitator of learning does and how students are benefited.
2. Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior
There are many personality characteristics of employees that occur within organizations, which determine their level of success. Self-efficacy and self-monitoring are two traits that can aid companies into developing productive employees.
3. 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.
4. How to Adjust Teaching Strategies With Self-Evaluation
Self-reflection is a part of life. However, in the world of education, it can be the difference between student success and failure. This lesson offers advice on how to evaluate and make adjustments to your teaching.
5. Importance of Professional Development for Master Reading Teachers
In recent years, public education has increased its focus on professional development and creating deep networks of support within the school system. An integral member of this is the Master Reading Teacher. In this lesson, you'll have a chance to explore this role, and test your own understanding with a brief quiz.
6. 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.
7. Building Collaborative Relationships Between Organizations & Their Stakeholders
Companies need to invest time in building collaborative relationships between organizations and their stakeholders. In this lesson, you will learn about stakeholder engagement stages.
8. Collaborating with Teachers & Literacy Specialists
Collaboration between teachers and literacy specialists creates a unified front for the benefit of students. By coordinating the efforts of talented professionals, students are supported throughout the learning process.
9. Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning
As a teacher, you are not alone. You have a variety of other professionals to call upon to help improve student learning. In this lesson, we look at how to leverage their expertise to improve outcomes.
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Other chapters within the PLACE Reading Teacher: Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundations of Reading
- Language & Reading Development
- Emergent Literacy
- Teaching Vocabulary
- Learning Through Context
- Analyzing Content While Reading
- Fostering Strategic Readers
- Reading Process Models & Theories
- Instructional Strategies for Literacy
- Interrelationships in Language Arts
- Impacts on Reading Instruction
- Teaching Diverse Learners to Read
- Reading Assessment & Evaluation
- Using Data to Monitor Progress in Reading
- Selecting Reading Materials & Resources
- Role of Parents & the Community in Reading Instruction
- Managing the Classroom
- PLACE Reading Teacher Flashcards