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Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies - Chapter Summary
Take another look at how to implement direct instruction teaching methods in your classroom as you view these short videos. You will find material on the following:
- Understanding and using direct instruction methodology
- Teaching skills and procedures using direct instruction
- Using the four-step model to teach critical thinking skills
We offer both video lessons and full written transcripts, which gives you the option to use the method you prefer. Key terminology is highlighted for your convenience, and you can refer back and forth as you wish. Lesson quizzes and chapter tests reinforce retention and measure your progress, and the links in the quizzes connect directly to the videos.
How It Helps
- Stimulates student participation: By using this method, you are communicating directly to your students through guided questioning and immediate feedback.
- Builds intellectual skills: Through direct instruction, you will guide your students through the processes of critical thinking and problem-solving.
- Enhances procedural skills: You will be giving your students immediate reinforcement through step-by-step procedures, guided practice and review.
When you have completed these lessons, you will be able to:
- Present material in workable increments
- Reinforce learning through direct questioning
- Give clear, concise instruction and clarification when necessary
- Successfully employ the four-step model for intellectual skills
1. Teacher-Centered Classroom: Characteristics & Management
Are there times when a teacher-centered classroom is more effective than a student-centered classroom? This lesson will explore teacher-centered classrooms and discuss some of its uses.
2. Direct Instruction Teaching Method: Definition, Examples & Strategies
Learn about direct instruction and how educators use it effectively in their classrooms. Explore strategies for using direct instruction, including what types of information and subjects it is best suited for.
3. Using Direct Instruction to Teach Skills & Procedures
Direct instruction is a useful tool for teaching students new skills and procedures. There are several key steps you should follow when using direct instruction that will be detailed in this lesson.
4. Using Direct Instruction to Teach Critical Thinking & Evaluation
Critical thinking is often one of those terms used to refer to a broad spectrum of skills. This lesson focuses on four areas where teachers can use instruction to foster critical thinking in their students.
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Other chapters within the Effective Instructional Strategies for Teachers course
- Basic Principles of Instruction
- Instructional Planning
- Student-Centered Instructional Strategies
- Cross-Curricular & Content-Specific Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement
- Tools & Techniques for the Classroom
- Instructional Strategies for Language Skills
- Integrated Learning in the Classroom
- Technology for the Classroom
- Learning Environments