About This Chapter
Teacher Strategies for Student Achievement - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, learn about the instructional strategies that help students succeed. The lessons in this chapter will include topics like:
- Instruction methods
- Instructional strategies
- Methods for questioning
- Classroom activities, such as review and warm-up
- Checking for understanding
- Note-taking and summarizing
- Managing a flipped classroom
Watch the engaging video lessons and review the text lessons to get a handle on the strategies used for successful instruction. Knowledgeable instructors will lead you through examples of these strategies, and you can ask questions if you run into difficulties. Following the lessons, you can test yourself with lesson quizzes. You may also test your grasp on the subject with a chapter exam.
How It Helps
- Teaches methods: Learn the best methods to use in the classroom, and be able to identify the strategies of these methods.
- Builds on strategies: You'll build on strategies that you know in order to prefect your teaching techniques.
- Provides new perspectives: By outlining different activities and showing examples, this chapter will provide you with new ideas to better instruct your students.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Instruct using correct teaching methods
- Improve your ability to practice different instructional strategies
- Question using the Socratic method
- Properly check in with students to measure their understanding
- Engage in guided and independent practice
- Teach students successful note-taking and summarizing skills
- Facilitate a flipped classroom
1. 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.
2. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
3. What Is the Socratic Method? Definition & Examples
This lesson discusses a style of teaching and learning known as the Socratic method. You'll consider what makes this approach effective and why it can sometimes be uncomfortable.
4. Instructional Strategies: Daily Review & Warm-Up
Starting a class period with a short review and warm-up activity can have many benefits for student learning. This lesson describes these benefits and some ways you can successfully incorporate these strategies.
5. How to Check for Understanding in the Classroom: Strategies
Checking for understanding is an important part of teaching that helps you determine whether your students are learning what they need to. This lesson will detail some strategies you can use to check for understanding in your classroom.
6. Providing Guided Practice & Models in Instruction
Teachers spend a lot of time with students throughout the day. Not all of it is used for direct instruction. This lesson shows how to use methods of guided practice and modeling when teaching and offers examples of how each is used.
7. Instructional Strategies for Summarizing & Note-Taking
Note-taking and summarizing is an important skill for students. This lesson will highlight techniques for each and show how teachers can effectively instruct students on the use of these skills.
8. Importance of Independent Practice in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will discuss the reasons why independent practice is so important for students. We will also talk about memory and how it is stored, how guided practice relates to independent practice, and the importance of having students self-correct their mistakes.
9. Planning & Implementing a Flipped Classroom
Are you sick of giving lectures when no one pays attention? It might be time to try a flipped classroom. Learn how to plan and implement a flipped classroom, and then assess your knowledge with a quiz.
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