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The Learning Environment & Student Health - Chapter Summary
Ensure you understand what it takes for teachers to create a positive learning environment for students with help from this chapter. Entertaining lessons explore how to become an effective teacher, develop learning objectives that are measurable, make curriculum accessible to students with disabilities and much more. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- List characteristics and elements of effective lesson plans
- Share methods for disciplining students who have disabilities
- Explain how to minimize undesirable behaviors in the classroom
- Identify and describe classroom management techniques
- Discuss the design and maintenance of safe and supportive learning environments
- Detail the basics of promoting safety within schools
- Provide details about nutrition during adolescence and major risks to children's health
- Describe how health influences learning in children and physical activity affects childhood development
Tailor your review of this chapter to your unique personal schedule and study needs. The lessons are accessible anytime using a computer or mobile device and can be navigated in any order you choose. Revisit these lessons as often as needed, and take their accompanying quizzes to assess your comprehension of the concepts they cover. A practice exam is available to gauge your overall understanding of the learning environment and student health.
1. Becoming an Effective Teacher
Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.
2. Effective Lesson Plans: Characteristics & Elements
Writing lesson plans can be an overwhelming task at times. This lesson provides a guide to effective lesson planning. Learn about techniques, examples, and how to build a plan that benefits the educator and students.
3. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives
This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.
4. Making a Curriculum Accessible to Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities have unique needs and may require extra attention in education. This lesson will explain how to make curriculum accessible for special needs students. We will end with a quiz to see what you have learned.
5. Methods & Considerations for Disciplining Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities have unique needs and disciplining them is no easy task. This lesson will discuss the methods and considerations for disciplining students with disabilities. We will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.
6. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom
This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.
7. 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.
8. Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance
Classroom environments should promote student achievement. This lesson will explore how a safe and supportive learning environment is created and maintained.
9. Promoting Safe Schools
Studies show that the most effective interventions in reducing violence in schools require changing the environment of the entire school. This lesson provides an overview of staff members' responsibilities in promoting safe schools.
10. Children's Nutritional Needs
In this lesson, you will learn about the nutritional needs for preschoolers and school age children. You will gain an understanding of recommended caloric requirements and food choices.
11. Nutrition During Adolescence
In this lesson, you will learn about nutritional needs during adolescence and how they differ from younger children's needs. You will also gain an understanding of nutrition-related concerns for adolescents, as well as specific dietary recommendations.
12. Major Risks to Children's Health
This lesson will examine the major risks to children's health. We will also discuss some ways that these deaths could be prevented and will end with a quiz to test your knowledge.
13. How Health Influences Learning in Children
This lesson highlights several common issues that impact health and learning in children. Following the lesson is a short quiz to test what you have learned.
14. How Physical Activity Impacts Childhood Development
Physical activity is an important aspect of childhood development for many reasons. This lesson will explore the importance of physical activity for healthy development and will end with a quiz to test your knowledge.
15. How Fitness Influences Learning
This lesson provides a quick overview of how fitness and a little exercise before testing can improve children's learning process. We get down to the scientific reason and look at a few case studies to understand how it works.
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- Major Student Disability Categories
- Individualized Education Plans & Special Education
- Transition Services & Planning
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- Special Education Rules & Legislation
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