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Ch 7: Student Learning & Performance

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Concise and mobile-friendly, these lessons on student learning and performance can help you with test preparation or development of curriculum. Master characteristics of learning styles, strategies for teaching ELL students, how to maximize student potential, and more.

Student Learning & Performance - Chapter Summary

Contained in this information-packed chapter on student learning and performance are engaging lessons on characteristics of learning styles, the way in which diversity impacts reading instruction, and teaching strategies that are culturally relevant. You can also expand your understanding of what it means for a teacher to be a facilitator of learning and how to maximize the potential of every student. After going through the lessons, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between whole-class and small-group instruction
  • Recall issues that often occur with elementary school children
  • List strategies used to teach ELL students
  • Explain how parenting styles impact various styles of learners
  • Discuss classroom design in consideration of learning styles
  • Recount the influence of diversity on student achievement
  • Describe strategies for culturally relevant teaching and culturally responsive classroom management
  • Link behavior and gender differences in the classroom

Our instructors simplify test prep as they help you absorb key information regarding student learning and performance. You also have the option of skipping topics to focus only on the lessons you need to review most. To make sure you comprehend the topics studied, you can take a short quiz that's available for each lesson. You can even print the quizzes as worksheets to study offline.

13 Lessons in Chapter 7: Student Learning & Performance
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Facilitator of Learning: Definition & Concept

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.

Whole-Class vs. Small-Group Instruction

2. Whole-Class vs. Small-Group Instruction

Throughout the day, you are going to want to use a variety of grouping techniques for different activities and lessons. Two main grouping techniques are whole-class and small-group instruction. This lesson will define these types of groups and detail when they are most useful.

Common Issues with Elementary School Children

3. Common Issues with Elementary School Children

While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

4. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

Characteristics of Learning Styles

5. Characteristics of Learning Styles

Some of us learn by seeing, others learn by doing, and some even learn by listening. This lesson provides an overview of learning styles, including characteristics of each type of learner.

Designing a Classroom for Different Learning Styles

6. Designing a Classroom for Different Learning Styles

How teachers design classrooms can impact learning. This lesson explains ways teachers can arrange space, materials, and time to support a variety of learning styles in the classroom.

How Diversity Influences Student Achievement

7. How Diversity Influences Student Achievement

Diversity can be defined as the differences among people. In this lesson, we'll learn how poverty, social class, culture, and ethnicity can impact student achievement.

How Diversity Impacts Reading Instruction

8. How Diversity Impacts Reading Instruction

This lesson provides an overview of ways in which physical, cultural, and developmental diversity can impact reading instruction, which can present both challenges and opportunities in supporting student growth.

Gender Differences in the Classroom: Physical, Cognitive & Behavioral

9. Gender Differences in the Classroom: Physical, Cognitive & Behavioral

Growing up, did you ever observe gender differences among girls and boys in school? Do you still observe gender differences as an adult? There are established gender differences noted in a variety of contexts. This lesson will explore specific differences in physical and motor skills, cognitive abilities and more.

Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition

10. Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition

This lesson will define culturally relevant teaching and illustrate how this approach to instruction can boost student engagement, increase students' feeling of belonging within their school, and positively impact student achievement.

Culturally-Responsive Classroom Management Strategies

11. Culturally-Responsive Classroom Management Strategies

A student's culture can play a large part in how they learn. When it comes to classroom management, knowing how to respond to and incorporate students' cultures can enhance student learning. Read on to learn more about culturally-responsive classroom management strategies.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

12. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.

Maximizing Every Student's Potential

13. Maximizing Every Student's Potential

Everybody is different, especially when it comes to learning new information. If this is true, how do we reach all students in our classrooms? Read this lesson for information about maximizing every student's potential by meeting students where they are.

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