What is the Whole Child Approach?

What is the Whole Child Approach?

Encourage students to grow in every area of learning using the Whole Child Approach. This teaching strategy uses social emotional learning to help students create the best learning outcomes.
What is the Whole Child Approach?
A student’s learning is influenced by their social emotional state. For example, a student coping with divorce or one who is […]

How to use the Frayer Model to Enhance Student Vocabulary?

How to use the Frayer Model to Enhance Student Vocabulary?

Use the Frayer Model in the classroom to introduce new words or concepts. This graphic organizer will build student vocabulary and make learning fun.
What is the Frayer Model?
The Frayer Model is a graphic organizer used to develop vocabulary. Information is organized on a grid divided into four sections. It allows students to identify the definition […]

GRADUATE Course: Reading Across the Curriculum

“I was pleased with all of the new resources and ideas that I will be able to bring into the classroom for teaching reading. Thanks!”
“This course has provided a solid tool to allow children the ability to self monitor and control their reading comprehension.”

1  Graduate Credit

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Graduate Credit: 1  Graduate […]

What is the Fact or Opinion Strategy?

What is the Fact or Opinion Strategy?

The Fact or Opinion strategy teaches students to differentiate a fact from an opinion. This strategy is valuable to a student’s learning process as it facilitates evidence based learning and encourages them to be analytical in their reading and listening skills.
Defining Fact and Opinion:
Students are taught that “a fact” is an “actuality” i.e. an existence […]

What is Reciprocal Teaching?

What is Reciprocal Teaching?

Palinesar and Brown (1984) described Reciprocal Teaching as an instructional strategy that is “a dialogue between teachers and students for the purpose of jointly constructing the meaning of the text.” In this strategy, the role of “a teacher” is shared by both teacher and student, as they take turns in leading the discussion regarding the […]

Reading: What Do You Already Know?

Reading: What Do You Already Know?

To better understand how reading skills are built on prior knowledge and experience, consider this metaphor: Our brain acts like a file cabinet.
The brain food we receive as babies gives us words that we use to communicate. This is what makes each of us unique. As our brain makes more and more connections it has […]

How can the “Pause Procedure” be used to enhance learning?

How can the “Pause Procedure” be used to enhance learning?

Lectures are usually planned placing great importance on the information that is to be conveyed and the means by which we communicate it. We prepare our presentations; choose appropriate strategies and interactive activities all with the utmost of care. But how often do we “Pause” to allow the information to sink in and register in […]

Why is Long Term Memory So Important for Learning?

Why is Long Term Memory So Important for Learning?

Long term memory is the ability to both store and recall information for later use. For example, the ease we have in spelling our first name vs. our need for practice to spell the name of the state where we live backward.
After a decision is made to keep the data, it is forwarded to different […]

How can I Use “Question and Answers in Pairs” Effectively to Facilitate Learning?

How can I Use “Question and Answers in Pairs” Effectively to Facilitate Learning?

Question and Answers in Pairs is a strategy used within the classroom to facilitate learning of a topic, revision of the material and to help students prepare for a test. Students are paired and instructed to derive challenging questions from the material that was taught in class. Each student makes a list of questions which […]

How Can I Get the Students to Follow Instructions in the Classroom?

How Can I Get the Students to Follow Instructions in the Classroom?

Failure to comply with instructions is one of the many reasons for inefficient performance within the classroom. Excuses like “I didn’t hear the instructions” or “I was not clear about what was said” have been repeated countless times with some variations added over the years. Instructions form an integral part of the teaching-learning process and […]

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