Tag Archives: Instructional Strategies

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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Digital-Age Learning

Question: As a 3rd grade teacher, how can I demonstrate knowledge, skills, and work processes that represent an innovative education in a global and digital society? ISTE Standard 3: Model digital-age work and learning.   “Digital-Age Learning describes the shift … 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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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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