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Texas Educator Research Instruction & Problem Solving - Chapter Summary
Our experienced instructors use this chapter to help you study problem solving and research instruction for the Texas classroom. Take look at the TEKS research standards through brief video and text lessons. The lessons also review strategies to improve student study stills and promote student inquiry. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain strategies for instruction in summarizing and note-taking
- Share strategies for answering multiple-choice questions
- Identify types of problems and problem solving strategies
- Summarize the goals of conflict resolution education
The videos are short and informative, lasting less than ten minutes apiece. The lessons are available online 24/7, allowing you to review when you have time. You can use the timeline tags to quickly find key information. Lesson quizzes can help you check your progress, and the dashboard will keep you organized and on task.
1. Teaching to TEKS Research Standards in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will discuss what the Texas Education Agency expects of students grades three through eight. We will also look into the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and breakdown the assessments created by the TEA to analyze student achievement.
2. How to Improve Study Skills
This lesson will help you better understand how to improve your study skills. It includes certain steps you can take to enhance your study habits, as well as a mnemonic device to help you recall important note-taking skills.
3. Strategies for Promoting Students' Inquiry Skills
Effective educators engage students in active learning. One way to do this is to promote inquiry skills. How can teachers do this? This lesson identifies strategies to encourage inquiry across content areas. Curious? That's inquiry working.
4. 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.
5. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies
In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.
6. Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies
We solve hundreds of small problems everyday. This lesson covers different types of problems, such as routine vs. non-routine, and many of the different problem-solving strategies we use, including algorithms, heuristics, graphic representations and the IDEAL Strategy.
7. Problem Solving Methods: Definition & Types
There's more than one way to solve a problem. In this lesson, we'll review the five most common methods: trial and error, difference reduction, means-ends analysis, working backwards, and analogies.
8. Conflict Resolution Education: Definition & Goals
Peaceful learning environments benefit students and teachers. In this lesson, we will define conflict resolution education and the reasoning behind several of its goals.
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