Category Archives: 4 Content Knowledge

EDU 6150 Reflection

4.2 Setting Instructional Outcomes–All the instructional outcomes are clear, written in the form of student learning. Most suggest viable methods of assessment. Standards 4.2 means that one is able to write a coherent lesson plan that focuses on the needs of the … 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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Using Technology to Create Authentic Learning in the Classroom

Triggering Event Question: As a 3rd grade teacher, how can I design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments that incorporate contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in standards? Authentic learning … Continue reading

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Making Practical Use of Advance Organizers

An advance organizer is a tool used for teachers to help students understand, retain, and remember new things. It is used to help introduce a new topic and make connections to what students already know. When used correctly, advance organizers … Continue reading

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Concepts vs. Facts

A concept is an abstract idea generalized from particular evidence; a fact is something that is known to be true, or a thing that is indisputably the case. To compare, a concept is something that can be understood, and a … Continue reading

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Induction: Helping Students Learn to Think

Children are born natural inquirers. We come into this world seeking to know more about our surroundings. As we question the world around us, we use our innate ability to categorize the information that we have been given. As teachers, … Continue reading

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