Ch 13: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Role of the Master Teacher

About This Chapter

Use these brief, entertaining videos to review the role of a Texas teacher for your TExMaT certification assessment. Each lesson comes with a video transcript that emphasizes key ideas for further review.

TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Role of the Master Teacher - Chapter Summary

These short, appealing videos are designed to help educators study the role of Texas reading teachers for the TExMaT assessment. As you work through the chapter, you will explore:

  • Methods for establishing a safe environment
  • How to help your students learn
  • Self-monitoring and self-efficacy
  • Techniques for classroom management
  • Motivation and engagement strategies
  • Classroom wait time
  • Reflective teaching and cooperative learning
  • Advice for parent-teacher conferences
  • Impact of parents and families
  • Encouraging literacy at home
  • Parental participation in literacy programs at school
  • Establishing relationships with the community

Work through the quick self-assessment after each lesson to test yourself on the methods and wisdom presented in the videos. If you have any questions about the material or would like additional advice regarding classroom management, reach out to our instructors.

Objectives of the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Role of the Master Teacher Chapter

Fifteen percent of the TExMaT is devoted to making sure you understand your role as a teacher. Use these quick, engaging video lessons to review classroom direction and student engagement methods, techniques for dealing with parents, and devices that can improve learning.

There are four other domains you'll be tested on during your TExMaT assessment. Reading Instruction and Assessment for Students with Diverse Backgrounds and Needs takes up another fifteen percent of the assessment. Foundations of Reading Knowledge and Instruction, parts one and two, take up fifty four percent, and Principles of Instructional Design, Delivery and Assessment in Reading takes up the final fifteen percent of the test. You'll have five hours to work through the 90 multiple-choice questions and one extended-response task on the assessment.

14 Lessons in Chapter 13: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Role of the Master Teacher
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Creating a Safe Learning Environment

1. Creating a Safe Learning Environment

A safe learning environment requires physical, emotional, and intellectual security for students. Discover ways to create that space for students to think, grow, and learn.

Facilitator of Learning: Definition & Concept

2. 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.

Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior

3. Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior

There are many personality characteristics of employees that occur within organizations, which determine their level of success. Self-efficacy and self-monitoring are two traits that can aid companies into developing productive employees.

Classroom Management Techniques

4. Classroom Management Techniques

Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and the decisions and actions a teacher takes in this area are extremely influential. In this lesson, we discuss different aspects of classroom management and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.

The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

5. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.

Student Engagement Strategies

6. Student Engagement Strategies

Students learn information in many different ways, which makes engaging diverse student populations challenging. In this lesson, we will define what it means to be actively engaged and explore several best practice strategies for engaging students.

Using Wait Time in the Classroom

7. Using Wait Time in the Classroom

During class discussion, is the pause between the teacher's question and the student's response important? It is, and the pause between the student's response and the teacher's reaction is also important. In this lesson, we define and discuss both types of wait time and how they can be used to optimize students' learning.

What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

8. What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

Find out what reflective teaching is and how to apply it in your teaching practice. Learn basic methods of reflective teaching. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What Is Cooperative Learning in the Classroom? - Strategies, Benefits & Definition

9. What Is Cooperative Learning in the Classroom? - Strategies, Benefits & Definition

Cooperative learning is a technique that allows students to learn from each other and gain important interpersonal skills. Learn more about the benefits, strategies, and techniques involved in cooperative learning.

Parent Teacher Conference Tips

10. Parent Teacher Conference Tips

'It takes a village to raise a child.' Although many know this to be an old African proverb, research has shown that student achievement increases when parents and teachers work together. This lesson will explore the importance of the parent-teacher conference when it comes to student success.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

11. 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.

How Families Foster Literacy at Home

12. How Families Foster Literacy at Home

In this lesson, we''ll examine the ways that parents and families can foster emergent and developing literacy skills within the home. Discover techniques and tools for evaluation, and then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

How Parents Participate in School Literacy Programs

13. How Parents Participate in School Literacy Programs

Teaching literacy skills is one of the most important parts of early education, but to be truly successful teachers need to get parents involved. In this lesson, explore common techniques to improve parent involvement and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

How to Create Partnerships with the Local Community

14. How to Create Partnerships with the Local Community

One of the most useful things that a school can do is build partnerships within the community. In this lesson, we look at how to build those partnerships with businesses and nonprofits.

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