Ch 7: Tools & Techniques for the Classroom

About This Chapter

Every teacher needs a solid repertoire of methodologies for presenting new content and helping children understand and retain it. In our Tools & Techniques for the Classroom chapter, you will find strategies that will help you build your own teaching strategies.

Tools & Techniques for the Classroom - Chapter Summary

Think of this chapter as your toolbox. The lessons provide the nuts and bolts that you can use to assemble your best teaching strategies into a cohesive methodology. You will find information on the following in these lessons:

  • Types of questioning techniques and how to use them
  • Approaching multiple learning styles
  • Using examples and non-examples to teach content
  • Advance and graphic organizers and how to use them
  • What scaffolding is and how to use it

Our lessons incorporate not only videos, but fully written transcripts with highlighted key vocabulary for quick and easy reference. Each complements the other, allowing you to customize your study program to suit your personal learning style.

How It Helps

  • Engages student learning: By incorporating questioning techniques you can keep your students interested and help them learn.
  • Addresses various learning styles: You will be better able to tailor your presentation techniques to multiple styles of learning.
  • Incorporates graphic tools: As you expand your collection of graphic and organizational tools, you will be able to help your students maximize their performance.

Skills Covered

Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will have the tools to:

  • Adapt your teaching methodology to your students' style of learning
  • Teach new content using expanded retention and presentation techniques
  • Understand and employ scaffolding when appropriate
  • Engage your students using new and different questioning approaches

10 Lessons in Chapter 7: Tools & Techniques for the Classroom
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

1. Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

This lesson will highlight various questioning techniques that can be used in the classroom to promote critical thinking. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Questioning Strategies for the Classroom

2. Questioning Strategies for the Classroom

In this lesson we will go over ways to improve questioning strategies in a classroom. We will focus on those methods designed to decrease student anxiety as well as develop student interest in a particular topic.

Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips

3. Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips

Your classroom is likely to be filled with students who learn in very different ways. This lesson will introduce the concept of multiple intelligences and learning styles and offer tips for teaching students in this way.

Concept Attainment: Model & Strategy

4. Concept Attainment: Model & Strategy

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of concept attainment, as well as the model and strategy used by teachers to help students learn attributes of concepts and critical thinking skills.

Teaching Mental Rehearsal to Improve Student Performance

5. Teaching Mental Rehearsal to Improve Student Performance

In this lesson, you'll learn about mental rehearsals, including both the positives and the pitfalls to these simulations of the mind. We'll focus on a research-based technique that can help students improve performance realistically.

Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

6. Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, delve into the world of graphic organizers and gain an understanding of the definition and varieties. You'll also view examples of how they can be applied to foster a myriad of educational objectives.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

7. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.

Scaffolding in Teaching: Tips & Strategies

8. Scaffolding in Teaching: Tips & Strategies

In this lesson we'll cover some strategies and tips involved in scaffolding your students' learning. Scaffolding is defined, as is its supporting theory, and a short quiz follows.

Using Task Cards in the Classroom

9. Using Task Cards in the Classroom

This lesson will explain what task cards are. It will also explain how to incorporate task cards into a lesson and when to use task cards throughout the lesson.

Anchor Activities: Definition & Examples

10. Anchor Activities: Definition & Examples

No matter how great your time management skills are, there will be moments when students finish their work at different times, leaving them with down time. Read this lesson to learn about anchor activities and how we can fill those gaps in meaningful ways.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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