What is the Blended Learning Approach?

What is the Blended Learning Approach?

Dziuban, Hartman and Moskal, 2004, stated that “Blended learning should be viewed as a pedagogical approach that combines the effectiveness and socialization opportunities of the classroom with the technologically enhanced active learning possibilities of the online environment, rather than a ratio of delivery modalities.” Simply put, blended learning approach is an integrated instructional approach that […]

How can I get Students Involved in Creating a Behavior Plan?

How can I get Students Involved in Creating a Behavior Plan?

Getting students involved in creating a behavior plan is an effective positive behavior management strategy. Students feel a greater sense of ownership in their behavior choices when they are active contributors to determining the outcomes.
As with all of us, students also tend to know themselves best: what triggers will set off their problem behaviors; what […]

Positive Classroom Management Strategy: Scanning

Positive Classroom Management Strategy: Scanning

Teachers can maintain a positive classroom environment by constantly monitoring group behavior and intervening at the first sign of trouble. The instructor should scan the classroom frequently for any early signs of potential behavior problems (eg. a student looking out of the window during a lecture; a talkative student who has left his seat without […]

Reading Strategy: Multiple Books

Reading Strategy: Multiple Books

In this reading strategy, the teacher uses a variety of books and resources to address one theme or objective in the following manner.
First, the teacher chooses a topic and learning objective (civil war, a painter, genre of fiction, government, weather, outdoor cooking, etc).
Next, the teacher locates several different books related to this topic. Some tactics […]

Using Time as a Strategy for Effective Transitions in the Classroom

Using Time as a Strategy for Effective Transitions in the Classroom

There are many elements that help structure transitions in the classroom. The element of time creates a smooth method, if used properly. Let me explain how.
First, give students a time warning shortly before the end of the activity to help prepare themselves mentally for the transition and to make themselves ready for an efficient physical […]

Creating Positive Classroom Rules

Creating Positive Classroom Rules

In order to create an environment of learning, it is important to enforce positive classroom rules. These rules would provide students with positive behavior models to follow. The positive classroom rules need to be designed with certain principles in mind.

Be limited in number (eg. 4-5) so that students can remember them with ease. There is […]

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