ERIC Number: ED479271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Strategies: How Teachers Teach Matters.
Tanner, Brenda M.; Bottoms, Gene; Feagin, Caro; Bearman, Amy
This guide is designed to help teachers use various teacher-directed and student-centered strategies to increase students' involvement in and responsibility for their own learning, focusing on: "Introduction"; "Planning for Instruction" (e.g,. good instructional planning is aligned to course standards, students are actively engaged, teachers plan collaboratively, and administrators are supportive); "Striking a Balance"; "Teacher-Directed Instruction"; "Student-Centered Learning" (cooperative learning, project based learning, the Socratic method, independent research projects, reading and writing across the curriculum, content-specific strategies, and integrated learning); "Using Technology in the Classroom" (tips for using technology to engage student learning); and "Classroom Management" (e.g., establish concrete, explicit, and functional rules and procedures; monitor and reinforce the rules; anticipate possible interruptions or problems; and establish routines for transition periods). Suggestions are provided related to organization, speaking with students, listening to students, classroom misbehavior, instructional strategies, and getting students to work beyond normal limits. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Planning, Student Behavior, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Participation, Student Projects, Student Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Writing Across the Curriculum
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. Tel: 404-875-9211; Web site: http://www.sreb.org. For full text: http://www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/publications/site-guides/01V23_Instructional_Strategies.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.