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The Science Learning & Teaching Environment - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter makes it easy to gain full comprehension of the science learning and teaching environment. Whether you're looking for facts about academic integrity or uses of assistive technology in the classroom, this chapter can help. Review fun lessons at the pace that works for you. When finished, you will be able to:
- List and describe personal factors that can impact student learning and success
- Identify and discuss reflection elements and tools for teachers
- Explain the importance of the learning environment in the classroom
- Share strategies for establishing daily classroom routines
- Outline best practices for facilitating science labs and field investigations
- Give strategies for supporting collaborative scientific communities in school
- Discuss ways schools can create partnerships with the local community
- Offer strategies schools can use to keep up with trends in education
If you are concerned that you won't have time to fit your study of the science learning and teaching environment into your busy schedule, don't worry! Lessons are available to view around-the-clock via any computer or mobile device with Internet access. Choose the lessons you need to study most, and assess your knowledge of their contents by taking accompanying quizzes. Use our Dashboard to keep track of your progress and submit any questions you have about specific lesson topics to our subject-matter experts.
1. Personal Factors Affecting Student Learning & Success
Personal factors, like personality and social skills, impact a student's success and ability to learn. This lesson outlines factors that affect student learning and success and details how they impact learning.
2. Reflection Elements & Tools for Teachers
In this lesson, we'll identify and analyze various methods for using reflection as a professional development tool for teachers, including reflective journaling, incident analysis, peer observation, and critical friends groups.
3. Learning Environment in the Classroom: Definition, Impact & Importance
One of the most important things a teacher can do is provide a positive learning experience. Setting up a positive learning environment is tricky, but not difficult. Get ready to learn about how to do this and why.
4. Establishing Daily Classroom Routines
The learning environment must be properly managed to promote student success. This lesson describes ideas for making clear expectations for classroom schedules, transitions, and routines.
5. Facilitating Science Labs & Field Investigations
In this lesson, we'll learn how to navigate the rewarding experience of teaching your students how actually to ''do'' science. Here, we'll look at collaborative strategies to plan labs and techniques you can use to run smooth, educational lab and field days.
6. Supporting Collaborative Scientific Communities in School
Working as a science teacher in a school setting offers many opportunities to support students' collaborative and intellectual growth. This lesson discusses what it means to support collaborative scientific communities in school.
7. 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.
8. Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Types & Uses
Students with disabilities benefit from using assistive technology. In this lesson, you will learn why assistive technology is used and the different types of assistive technology that are available.
9. How to Keep Up with Trends in Education
In this lesson, we will look at several ways teachers can stay up to date on trends in education. We will discuss topics such as attending professional development, taking a college class, joining a professional organization, among others.
10. Academic Integrity: Definition, Policy & Overview
Academic integrity is the moral code by which education is administered. In this lesson, we will discuss the definition, current policies, and overview of academic integrity in modern academia.
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- Methods of Scientific Inquiry
- Managing Scientific Data
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- Alignment of Texas Science Instruction for Young Learners
- Teaching Strategies for Science
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