What are recommended teaching strategies?
Thank you for asking. As a long-time student myself, I have lots of opinions on what I like in a teacher. (1) Be clear and organized. Tell me what you are going to cover, cover it, then summarize the highlights of what you just covered and how it inter-relates with the other topics you are covering. A lot of the time a new subject is a disorganized stream-of-consciousness from the teacher and the students are left trying to figure out what it was the teacher thought they were saying. A handout at the beginning of the year with what you will be covering each week is great. This holds true for younger students, too. E.g. when my daughter was in early elementary school, they did a math project where they had to count the kids in the class who had brown eyes vs. blue eyes vs. green eyes and develop a bar-chart with brown, blue, and green lines the length of which represented the number of students with eyes of said colour. Total waste of time, because the teacher never said what the *point* of the exercise was. My kid just thought it was a colouring exercise and was worried about which shade of colour to use to match people's eyes. Whole lesson wasted because the teacher wasn't clear on "what is this useful for." (2) I'm partial to practical examples myself. "Show me where this is useful." The best teachers I had were ones who had in their lives other careers than just teaching, and therefore could bring lots of real-world examples into class. (3) Handouts will full solutions to problems are good too---then you can work out the question yourself, compare it to the worked example and see *exactly* where you are going wrong. Can't have too many of these, in my opinion. Hence the popularity of the "Schaum's" series. (4) One thing I disliked intensely was group projects. At best, you only get to learn about the part of it that you were assigned whilst the rest remains a bit of a mystery. At worst, you are stuck with a bunch of bottom-feeding knuckle-draggers who pull your mark down through no fault of your own. Been through both: it is an inferior learning experience even at the best of times. (5) Actually use the textbook you picked out. Nothing is more frustrating than to shell out $150 for a text that never gets used.
What is the importance of having varied teaching strategies instructional materials and assessment tools?
Esther Fusco has written: 'Effective questioning strategies in the classroom' -- subject(s): Critical thinking, Questioning, Study and teaching (Middle school), Study and teaching (Elementary) 'Effective questioning strategies in the classroom' -- subject(s): Critical thinking, Questioning, Study and teaching (Middle school), Study and teaching (Elementary)
Teaching strategies are the methods you use to allow learners to access the information you are teaching. For example, you could read the information to them; you could display it pictorially; you could allow them to research the information themselves; you could present it as a PowerPoint presentation. People learn in 3 main ways - visually, auditory and kinaesthetically. Visual learners learn by looking at/seeing something. Auditory learners learn by hearing it/being told it. Kinaesthetic…
Char Forsten has written: 'The looping evaluation book' 'Using Calculators Is Easy' 'Teaching Thinking and Problem Solving in Math (Teaching Strategies)' 'Math talk' -- subject(s): Audiovisual Aids, Charts, diagrams, Creative teaching, Mathematics, Storytelling, Study and teaching (Preschool), Study and teaching (Primary) 'Step-by-step model drawing' -- subject(s): Word problems (Mathematics), Mathematics, Problem solving, Study and teaching (Elementary) 'Math strategies you can count on' -- subject(s): Aids and devices, Mathematics, Study and teaching (Elementary), Teaching
Open University has written: 'Views on theory and practice; [and], The neutral chairman' 'Examination boards and curriculum change. The curriculum co-ordinator' 'Teachers talking; [and], A 'good' education' 'Teaching strategies' 'Teaching strategies : a systems approach' -- subject(s): Curricula, Education, Teaching 'Braehead' 'Views on theory and practice' 'Teachers talking'
Goals in education especially in teaching is represented by the objectives. The objectives of the lesson are being identified first in lesson planning. Then, on how to present and execute the lesson is referred to us as strategies. strategies should be applied in accordance to the level of understandings of the pupils. Sound strategies enable the students to be attentive in all aspects and finally attain the goal or objectives of the lesson (topic).
Marilyn L. Kourilsky has written: 'Understanding economics' -- subject(s): Economics, Study and teaching (Elementary), Study and teaching (Secondary) 'The entrepreneur in youth' 'Strategies for teaching economics' -- subject(s): Economics, Study and teaching (Elementary) 'The e generation' -- subject(s): Entrepreneurship, New business enterprises