How Can Plus Minus Interesting Strategy be Used in The Classroom?

How Can Plus Minus Interesting Strategy be Used in The Classroom?

Plus minus interesting (PMI) strategy is a creative lateral thinking tool developed by Edward de Bono. The PMI tool can be used to critically examine texts, analyze the implications or consequences of actions and to stimulate the sharing of thoughts and ideas. Using the PMI tool, students are encouraged to broaden their thinking, consider the […]

How do we use Analogies in the Classroom?

How do we use Analogies in the Classroom?

The analogy method in the classroom is the teaching of a new topic by connecting it with familiar information. For example, we might rely on portraying the white blood cells of our body as soldiers in our defense system. Here we use the analogy of soldiers (known information) to help teach the concept of white […]

What is the SLANT Strategy and How does it Improve Student Achievement?

What is the SLANT Strategy and How does it Improve Student Achievement?

It is important that a teacher studies a student’s body language. It helps them gauge if students are attentive, interested, and understand the lesson being taught. Sitting slouched, fidgeting and doodling are sure signs that the student is inattentive. This adversely affects the process of learning. The crux of the SLANT strategy is to enhance […]

How can I use Socratic Questioning to Support Learning in the Classroom?

How can I use Socratic Questioning to Support Learning in the Classroom?

Socrates believed that using thought provoking questions could stimulate students to scrutinize ideas logically and arrive at the right answers. This idea paved the way for Socratic questioning or Dialectal approach, a technique in which the instructor feigns ignorance of the topic and assists students in learning through questioning.
The technique encourages students to search for […]

How can Strategy Instruction be used to Support Learning in the Classroom?

How can Strategy Instruction be used to Support Learning in the Classroom?

Research shows that students’ academic performance is enhanced when teachers implement Strategy Instruction in the classroom. Strategy Instruction involves teaching students various skills that can facilitate learning. Students are taught to choose the strategy that is best suited for the material and content that they have to learn and to make this part of their […]

How can Sequencing be used as a Strategy to Improve Student Learning?

How can Sequencing be used as a Strategy to Improve Student Learning?

Sequencing is a strategic tool to help students develop a specific skill in the classroom and improve student learning.
The human brain tends to physically change and expand to accommodate new tasks. It continues to do this as long as the task requires new connections and newly recruited neurons. Sequenced tasks do not let expansion of […]

How can I use Chunking as an Effective Memory Strategy in the Classroom?

How can I use Chunking as an Effective Memory Strategy in the Classroom?

Memorizing and recollecting information is a challenge in every classroom. Remembering dates, long lists of numbers and events can be taxing for some students. For students with such difficulty, learning the memory strategy “chunking” may prove very useful.
Chunking is the technique of organizing or combining individual pieces of information into “chunks.” This facilitates easy retrieval […]

How can I Support Twice-exceptional Students in the Classroom?

How can I Support Twice-exceptional Students in the Classroom?

Twice-exceptional students include gifted learners who exhibit the following indicators:

Discrepancy between verbal and performance ability.
Extremely frustrated by school.
Auditory and/or visual processing problems which may cause slow response, work delay or an appearance of thinking slowly.
Short-term or long-term memory issues.
Motor difficulties exhibited by clumsiness, poor handwriting or problems completing paper-and-pencil type tasks.
Lack of organizational skills and/or […]

What is the High 5 Reading Strategy?

What is the High 5 Reading Strategy?

The High 5 Reading Strategy is a simple and effective approach formulated to enhance the comprehensive abilities of students. By using this technique, students are able to understand the material and direct their attention to the details. It thus enhances students learning and helps them prepare for an essay or report submission or even for […]

How can I use the Loci Method as a Memory Strategy in the Classroom?

How can I use the Loci Method as a Memory Strategy in the Classroom?

The loci method, also known as the memory palace, method of place or journey method, is an ancient mnemonic strategy. In this method, the individual remembers a list of objects or digits by placing or visualizing each object/digit on a very familiar route, journey or place.
For example, if a person has to memorize five items […]

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