Category Archives: 2 Instruction

Increasing Student Engagement

2.2 Engaging Students in Learning. Keeping students engaged during lessons is critical to increasing student achievement. Recognizing when student engagement is low, and being flexible enough to be able to change the lesson is also key to creating a successful … Continue reading

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Professional Issues Paper

No Child Left Behind and the Impact of Testing in the Classroom Karin S. Thompson Seattle Pacific University   No Child Left Behind and the Impact of Testing in the Classroom For more than a decade, the establishment of No … Continue reading

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ISTE Standard 5-Model Lifelong Learning

Cognitive scientists Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel, along with Peter C. Brown, present evidence in their book Make It Stick that we are all lifelong learners. This is true even as teachers and learners of technology. In … Continue reading

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Survey of Instructional Strategies: Meta-reflection

  Throughout the quarter, I have been challenged to consider my own teaching style and how I can modify and improve my instructional strategies to enhance the learning of my students. I have focused on the research of Bruce Joyce, … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship

Triggering Event Question: As a 3rd grade teacher, how can I demonstrate to my students an understanding of local and global societal issues and responsibilities that exhibit legal and ethical behavior in my professional practice while teaching in an evolving … Continue reading

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Building Positive Self-Esteem in Students

The research by psychologist Carl Rogers suggests what many teachers may already know—that good things happen when students’ feelings are responded to, when the students are regarded as worthwhile human beings, and when their teacher relates to them in a … Continue reading

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Non Directive Teaching

Empathetic listening is paying attention to another person with emotional identification, compassion, feeling, and insight. It is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding and trust. In the classroom, it is important for educators … Continue reading

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