Ch 3: Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter focus on you, the teacher, as you present information to your students. Introduce direct instruction to your classroom or expand your use of this teaching method by implementing the information you will gain as you work through this chapter.

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.

Skills Covered

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

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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