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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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary (051): Practice & Study Guide course
- Early Childhood Physical, Social & Mental Development
- Development of Sense & Perception
- Cognition & Cognitive Development
- Factors Affecting Childhood Development
- Childhood Developmental Challenges
- Theories of Developmental Learning
- Learning Assessments
- Constructing Student Assessments
- The Curriculum Planning Process
- Overview of Instructional Approaches
- Technology for Classroom Instruction
- Motivation in the Classroom
- Classroom Communication Strategies
- Learning Environments & Classroom Management Overview
- Communication & Collaboration as a Teacher
- Roles of Professional Educators
- Legal & Ethical Guidelines for Educators
- Professional Development for Teachers
- NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge (Elementary) Flashcards