How to Use the Silent Conversation Strategy in Your Classroom

Spread the love Description A silent conversation is used to get learners to communicate without having them speak up in front of the class. Learners write their responses to a prompt on sheets of paper but cannot speak while doing so. They must then also write answers to one another’s points so that they are … Read more

How to Implement Whole Group Class Discussion in Your Classroom

Spread the love Description A whole group class discussion gets all learners in the class talking to one another in one group. When I utilize this method, I try to get learners sitting in a conversation circle. The advantages of learners sitting in a circle are: There is a neutral power format with no one … Read more

How to Implement the Think-Pair-Share Teaching Strategy in Your Classroom

Spread the love Description This is one of the most frequently utilized and most effective classroom teaching strategies. Learners think about a topic all by themselves. Next, they pair up and discuss their thoughts. Then they pair-share what they discussed with the entire class. Advantages Moves learners from individual thinking to social thinking in a … Read more

How to Implement the Barometer Teaching Strategy in Your Classroom

Spread the love Description The barometer strategy gets a measure of learners’ opinions by asking them to stand on a line from 0 to 10 (1 = strongly disagree, 5 = unsure or conflicted, 10= strongly agree). Advantages Learners tend to find this a non-intimidating way of sharing their opinions. It can be an excellent … Read more

How to Use Feedback in the Classroom

Spread the love Description Instant feedback is any feedback that happens during a lesson rather than after a lesson or exam has been completed. There are two primary types of instant feedback: feedback from learners to instructors and feedback from instructors to learners. The goal is to make impromptu changes during the lesson before it … Read more

How to Use Intentional Mistakes as a Teaching Strategy

Spread the love Description The instructor inserts intentional mistakes into their teaching materials (such as misspellings in their presentations) or their speech to: Check learners’ depth of knowledge. Make memorable teaching moments. Keep learners critically engaged. Advantages Keeps learners on their toes during the lesson, especially during the boring sections. Can turn learning into a … Read more

How to Use the Summarizing and Paraphrasing Strategy in Your Classroom

Spread the love Description For this teaching method, either the instructor or learner summarizes something someone previously said in their own words to ensure they comprehend each other without any misconceptions. Advantages By having a learner repeat the instructor’s statement in their own words, the instructor can see whether learners understand something. By repeating a … Read more

How to Use Role Modeling in Your Classroom

Spread the love Description Role modeling involves demonstrating the requisite behaviors or ideal way of acting within a learning environment. Role modeling is intended to positively influence learners into copying the instructor’s positive learning behaviors. Advantages Learners are socialized into behaving and learning in socially appropriate ways. An instructor who sets high personal expectations for … Read more

How to Implement the 60-Second Method in the Classroom

Spread the love Description The 60-second method involves having learners review one another’s work in three steps, which takes 60 seconds each. The steps are respond, reflect, and review. This usually happens after a learner presentation where the learners give a cumulative 3 minutes of feedback and reflection on the performance. The goal is not … Read more

How to Implement Service-Learning in Your Classroom

Spread the love Description Service-learning involves having learners meet goals while contributing to and giving back to their community. This often contains volunteer work, internships, and placements within the community where assistance is needed. Advantages Learners can increase their connection to the community. Relationships between learning and life are made explicit in this sort of … Read more