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Teaching StrategiesTeaching StrategiesTeacher centered methods: Teacher presents information that is learned and directs learning process. (examples??)

Learner centered methods: teacher is facilitator, students are actively involved in directing/achieving their own learning. (examples??)

No method is perfect but methods should be varied. LecturesTeacher presents information orally and students learn through listening.Used frequently in upper grades.

Drawbacks: a lot of students are visual learners so have a hard time learning. Passive listeners.

Benefits: used with any content. Good for large groups.

Improve effectiveness: keep it short, add visuals, PowerPoint, insert questions.

Must be clear points and organized wellReadingBenefit: Basic way of learning a wealth of information.Drawback: not very creative

TextbooksInternet articlesResearch material

DemonstrationsTeaches a processTeacher centeredSometimes students prepare and present demoDemonstrations and Guest SpeakersSummarize --pages 273-275

Choose one to create an activity for. Must include:StandardSpecific details of activity Questions (if doing guest speaker)

Guest SpeakersOutside expertise into the classroomMake sure you are clear about topic, objectives and time frame.Prepare questions ahead of timeSimulationsPut students in situations that feel real.Mock trials, pioneer school, computer based simulationsCommon in science and social studiesSkitsInvolve acting our storiesActively involve students in learningCostumes and props

Role PlayingLike a skit without a scriptClearly describe situation and the students act out role.Purposes: understand feelings/behaviors, provide practice, check understandingCase StudiesGroups of students working together to analyze a situation.Allows students to apply knowledge and skills for real life issuesActively involves studentsReflective ResponsesStudents think deeply about an issue or something they have learned.think about thinkingCan be used to capture a students attentionStudent PresentationsMay be oral, visual or bothBuilds communication skills

GamesWord searches, crosswords, word games, card games, board games, active games, computer games

Generates enthusiasm and increases learning.


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