How Can Teachers Create A Self-Organizing Classroom?

How Can Teachers Create A Self-Organizing Classroom?

A Self-Organizing Classroom
To promote efficient learning and minimize behavior problems, here’s how to ensure a well-run classroom…
The typical general-education classroom can be best understood as a complex, self-organizing system. The various solutions a teacher selects to manage instruction, behaviors, personal connections with students, recordkeeping, and the myriad of additional challenges in a busy educational environment, […]

FACILITATED: 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?”
The U.S. Department of Education, and others indicate thatweak cognitive skills are the source of over 80% of learning problems.
In this course you’ll come to understand the answer: students approach […]

ISEA: Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges (1 LRC)

“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 […]

SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges (5 clock hours)

“When a task is given in school, why does one student take thirty minutes to complete it and another only eight minutes?”
The U.S. Department of Education, and others indicate thatweak cognitive skills are the source of over 80% of learning problems.
In this course you’ll come to understand the answer: students approach […]

What are some Personal and Emotional Challenges faced by Talented and Gifted Students?

What are some Personal and Emotional Challenges faced by Talented and Gifted Students?

Talented and gifted students are alike in that they all have advanced cognitive abilities. Some gifted learners, however, have added social and emotional difficulties which might interfere with their learning.
For example, gifted learners might set unreasonably high standards for themselves resulting in a “paralyzed perfectionism” in which the student does not complete a project that […]

How can Morning Minute Challenges be used for Teaching Gifted Learners?

How can Morning Minute Challenges be used for Teaching Gifted Learners?

Gifted learners are generally curious at the start of the day. “Will there be anything new and exciting for me?” The Morning Minute Challenges is a useful tool when teaching gifted learners.
Keep a folder of clippings and resource tips in a visible and consistent location in the classroom, so that students will know where to […]

How can I Reach Different Types of Learners in the Classroom?

How can I Reach Different Types of Learners in the Classroom?

One of the biggest challenges that teachers face is to find ways to succeed with different types of learners, not just those with whom they have a natural affinity.
In order to meet this challenge, one may follow the below mentioned principles:
Principle #1 – Know Yourself and Your Teaching Style
As teachers, we need to have an […]

How can I use Progressive Drills to Improve Student Learning?

How can I use Progressive Drills to Improve Student Learning?

One of the ways to improve student learning is by progressive drills. Drill is the repetition of a single task. Research shows that repetitive drills build strong pathways and expand the surrounding area of the brain.
Practicing a skill reinforces the mental connections in the brain required to execute it as the brain stays engaged as […]

Learning by Repetition: Does it Work?

Learning by Repetition: Does it Work?

One way of developing a skill is to make it a stored routine in the students’ system. To make this happen, the most important first step is to bring the skill to a conscious level where the student is deliberately thinking about the activity (not necessarily the skill).
In other words, the student knows what skill […]

What are Different Types of Attention?

What are Different Types of Attention?

There are different types of attention that contribute to academic and occupational success. They are as follows.

Sustained Attention – This attention type enables a student to stay on a task for a long period of time. The attention of the student in this case does not move away from the task.

Selective Attention – This attention […]

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