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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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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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Citizenship and Moral Education

Thomas Lickona believes that character education and moral values first began to deteriorate during the 20th century, when people began to put more of an emphasis on personal rights and freedoms, rather than on core virtues and moral responsibility in … Continue reading

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How is Knowledge Socially Constructed?

Constructivism is a theory of learning that argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and their ideas. In other words, it is a theory of learning asserting that knowledge is not passively received (i.e. … 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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