What is the Just in Time Teaching Strategy?

What is the Just in Time Teaching Strategy?

What is the Just in Time Teaching Strategy?
George Novak, the founder of the Just in Time Teaching Strategy (JiTT), defines it as a “teaching and learning strategy based on the interaction between web-based study assignments and an active learner classroom.” It embodies a combination of a flipped classroom and technological and formative assessments to create […]

Promote Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

Promote Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

Help students learn from each other and gain interpersonal skills…
When students collaborate they begin to understand one another better as well as increase their subject knowledge. Although some time and planning is needed, collaborative classroom activities can make a large impact on students.
How does it work?
Students work in groups of two or more to perform […]

What is the Hot Air Balloon Strategy?

What is the Hot Air Balloon Strategy?

In this strategy, a diagram of a hot air balloon is used as an aid for learning. The different components making up the image, i.e. the balloon, burner, and the basket, are used for illustrating or representing all important elements of a topic. The strategy incorporates two fundamental study techniques; Questioning and Visualization, to promote […]

SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges (15 clock hours)

“When a task is given in school, why does one student take thirty minutes to complete it and another only eight minutes?”

Type of course: Self-Study
Course Description:
We all know brain plays a major role in learning, but few are aware of how. In a class where each child differs in his ability […]

How Can I Use Clustering as a Strategy to Enhance Learning?

How Can I Use Clustering as a Strategy to Enhance Learning?

As a strategy, clustering can be used to facilitate sharing of information, to seek out links, connections or patterns between various facts and statements through discussion and analysis and consensus-seeking. Students are instructed to assemble, group or categorize similar information into various clusters, thus promoting active learning. Here are five interactive activities that promote the […]

How do I Set Up Digital Workstations in the Classroom?

How do I Set Up Digital Workstations in the Classroom?

As we incorporate various technologies into the classroom, the need of the hour is to set up workstations that allow for optimal learning. Here are some tips that can help you get started:
Plan your targets and stations: List out the skills you would like to facilitate using your workstations. When starting out, focus on immediate […]

What is Carousel Brainstorming Technique?

What is Carousel Brainstorming Technique?

Carousel Brainstorming Technique or Rotating Review is a strategy used to help students learn new information or review existing information through movement and reflection. This strategy facilitates the development of group skills (brainstorming, discussion, communicating information) and also promotes active learning within the classroom.
In this technique, students are divided into different groups and instructed to […]

How can I Use Art Spirals to Facilitate Learning?

How can I Use Art Spirals to Facilitate Learning?

We have used different art and craft activities to promote learning in the classroom. Art spirals are the depiction of images or pictures on spiral pieces of paper. The art spiral activity can be introduced as an individual or group activity and can target skills like information processing (organizing, prioritizing and critical analysis of information), […]

How Can I Use “Book Hooks” in the Classroom?

How Can I Use “Book Hooks” in the Classroom?

A good “hook” to a book is one that can entice the reader to continue reading. A hook can be an intriguing line or statement comprising the key elements of the book.
Prepare in advance, the list of books (and its hooks) you intend to read aloud with your class. Your hooks should be such, that […]

How can I use Classroom Newspapers to Enhance Participation?

How can I use Classroom Newspapers to Enhance Participation?

The classroom is a place where a student’s talent and creativity is nurtured, where the students can practice effective interpersonal relationships, communication and collaboration. A classroom newspaper is one such project that can help build these skills in our students.
The outline:
Brainstorming starts right from the first step; that is creating an outline for your newspaper. […]

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