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Strategies for Diverse Learning Environments - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter look at ways to teach in a diverse learning environment. Our instructors provide tips on classroom management and strategies for student engagement. You will find out about common learning disorders and disabilities and how to educate children with special needs.
One lesson deals with Response to Intervention (RTI), while another looks at how to develop and use an Individual Education Plan (IEP). You'll get facts on government requirements for accommodations in public schools. After you've viewed all these lessons, you'll be ready to:
- State the importance of creating a stable learning environment
- List techniques for classroom management and encouraging student engagement
- Describe learning disorders and disabilities
- Name ways to identify learning disabilities
- Explain what a student intervention plan is, along with RTIs and IEPs
- Examine government regulations regarding classroom accommodations
- Cite techniques for reducing undesirable classroom behaviors
You can review these lessons on a computer or mobile device. They're short, so you'll only need a few minutes. The quizzes that follow them let you assess your knowledge and see where you might require additional study.
1. Learning Environment in the Classroom: Definition, Impact & Importance
One of the most important things a teacher can do is provide a positive learning experience. Setting up a positive learning environment is tricky, but not difficult. Get ready to learn about how to do this and why.
2. 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.
3. Student Engagement Strategies
Students learn information in many different ways, which makes engaging diverse student populations challenging. In this lesson, we will define what it means to be actively engaged and explore several best practice strategies for engaging students.
4. Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis
Why do some students struggle to learn? What types of learning disabilities affect students? In this lesson, we'll look closely at three common learning disorders: dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.
5. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability
Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.
6. Educating Students with Special Needs
In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.
7. Student Intervention Plan and Strategies
This lesson will highlight various academic and behavioral intervention plans that you can use for students who are in need of academic or behavior support in the classroom. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
8. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies
The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.
9. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.
10. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.
11. 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.
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