SERIES V ARCHIVE
Research Based Strategies for the Classroom
Series V of Classroom Management is titled Research Based Strategies for the Classroom.
Connecting research recommendations to practice can improve instruction. These key research-based strategies have impact on student achievement—helping all students, in all kinds of classrooms. Strategies are organized into categories of familiar practices in order to help you fine-tune your teaching to improve student achievement. The topices that will be coivered in this series will include the following:
Part I - Thematic Instruction
Students learn better from thematic, interdisciplinary instruction -- themes are a way of understanding new concepts and provide mental organizing schemes.
Part II - Identifying Similarities and Differences
Learning to classify and discern differences and similarities prepares students for employing metaphor, analogy, and higher-order thinking skills.
Part III - Summarizing and Note Taking
Effective summarizing requires analysis that leads to deeper understanding. Students benefit from taking notes in both linguistic and visual forms.
Part IV - Reinforcing Effort
Student attitudes and beliefs have a significant effect on success in school. Achievement can increase when teachers show the connection between effort and success.
Part V - Homework and Practice
Homework can increase student understanding when assignments provide the opportunities needed to practice and apply new learning.
Part VI - Nonlinguistic Representation
We store knowledge in two forms: linguistic and nonlinguistic. The more students use both systems, the better they are able to think about and recall knowledge.
Part VII - Cooperative Grouping
Grouping can promote student learning and build interpersonal skills when done wisely and support structures are in place.
Part VIII - Setting Objectives
Teachers communicate learning goals to students every day. Focus students on meeting those goals and greatly improve their chances of success.
Part IX - Providing Feedback
Criteria for success and specific, timely feedback can help increase students understanding and improve learning.
Part X - Generating and Testing Hypotheses
Generating hypotheses and applying knowledge when testing requires careful orchestration of experience. Technology tools add authenticity to the learning experience.
Part XI - Cues Questions, and Advance Organizers
Increase students' readiness for learning with cues and questions that connect new ideas to existing knowledge.
Part XII - Simulations and Games
Simulation offer unique opportunities to enhance learning and allow students to test knowledge, gain experience, and practice skills.
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