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Types of Instructional Strategies - Chapter Summary
These lessons will boost your understanding of types of instructional strategies. Compare and contrast hands-on, interactive, expository and collaborative strategies. Take a look at teaching mental rehearsal for improvement of student performance. Examine techniques for using motivational tools for students. Review strategies and examples of the direct instruction teaching method.
The information presented in these lessons will boost your understanding of:
- Teaching tips for multiple intelligences and learning styles
- Blended learning strategies
- Origin and benefits of student-centered instruction
- Methods of cooperative learning
- Student engagement strategies
- Problem types and problem solving strategies
- Concept attainment model and strategy
- Types of graphic and advance organizers
- Questioning strategies used in the classroom
Lessons in this chapter are short and engaging, each with a multiple-choice quiz you can take at the end to let you know if you need to go back over any of the material. We make use of a timeline tool within the video lessons, which provides keyword tags so you can easily replay core topics. You can ask the instructors any questions you may have through the dashboard feature or teacher tabs of the lessons.
1. 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.
2. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
3. Blended Learning Strategies
Many schools are incorporating blended learning into their curriculum. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of blended learning and strategies for fostering a blended learning environment.
4. Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits
Student-centered instruction is an effective method for teaching. This lesson explains what student-centered instruction is and details some of its benefits.
5. What is Cooperative Learning? - Definition & Methods
Find out what cooperative learning is and learn about its different elements. Examine how to apply cooperative learning methods in the classroom. After the lesson, you can test your understanding with a quiz.
6. Direct Instruction Teaching Method: Definition, Examples & Strategies
Learn about direct instruction and how educators use it effectively in their classrooms. Explore strategies for using direct instruction, including what types of information and subjects it is best suited for.
7. Motivational Tools for Students: Techniques & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore the importance of student motivation and ways that teachers can motivate their students through tools like rewards, praise, and encouraging independence.
8. Student Engagement Strategies for Teachers
Blank stares. Doodlers. Side conversations. All teachers face the challenge of keeping an entire class's attention for an entire lesson. To eliminate those 'Bueller? Bueller?' moments, read on for strategies to engage students.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
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