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The Method Behind the Music. 3-part Math Lesson. Approaches to Classroom Assessment Inventory. The purpose of this survey is to determine your approach to classroom assessment.

Approaches to Classroom Assessment Inventory

At the end of the survey, an 'assessment profile' will be generated for you, which will give you a better understanding of your strengths and areas for learning in classroom assessment. The survey uses a scenario-based question design to help analyze your approach to classroom assessment. Given this format, there are no correct answers. Assessment FOR Learning. Authentic Student Learning. Bloom. Boredom and Its Opposite. Brain-Based Learning. Cognitive Constructivism. Cognitivist teaching methods aim to assist students in assimilating new information to existing knowledge, and enabling them to make the appropriate modifications to their existing intellectual framework to accommodate that information.

Cognitive Constructivism

BackgroundView of KnowledgeView of LearningView of MotivationImplications for TeachingJean PiagetWilliam G. PerryReferences Background. Cognitive Load Theory and the Format of Instruction. Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design. Constructivism (common misunderstandings) Summary: Constructivism as a paradigm or worldview posits that learning is an active, constructive process.

Constructivism (common misunderstandings)

The learner is an information constructor. People actively construct or create their own subjective representations of objective reality. New information is linked to to prior knowledge, thus mental representations are subjective. Originators and important contributors: Vygotsky, Piaget, Dewey, Vico, Rorty, Bruner. Cornell Note-taking Lined. Differentiating Instruction. Within the four ways for differentiating instruction there are embedded several other learning strategies which are used in conjunction with each other.

Differentiating Instruction

The Strategies: Readiness / Ability Teachers can use a variety of assessments to determine a student's ability or readiness. Also, to learn new concepts students may be generally working below or above grade level or they may simply be missing necessary prerequisite skills. However, readiness is constantly changing and as readiness changes it is important that students be permitted to move between different groups (see flexible grouping). Varying the level of questioning (and consequent thinking skills) and compacting the curriculum and are useful strategies for accommodating differences in ability or readiness. Adjusting Questions During large group discussion activities, teachers direct the higher level questions to the students who can handle them and adjust questions accordingly for student with greater needs. Differentiation Guide. Differentiated Instruction Brochure. Differentiated Learning. Tracy A.

Differentiated Learning

Huebner Today's classrooms are filled with diverse learners who differ not only culturally and linguistically but also in their cognitive abilities, background knowledge, and learning preferences. Faced with such diversity, many schools are implementing differentiated instruction in an effort to effectively address all students' learning needs. What We Know Researchers at the National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum define differentiated instruction as a process to approach teaching and learning for students of differing abilities in the same class. Although experts and practitioners acknowledge that the research on differentiated instruction as a specific practice is limited (Allan & Tomlinson, 2000; Anderson, 2007; Hall, 2002), solid research does validate a number of practices that provide the foundation of differentiation.

What You Can Do Focus on the essential ideas and skills of the content area, eliminating ancillary tasks and activities. Educators Take Note. Feedback for Learning. Fixed Mindset. Formative Assessment. Free Audience and Student Response System. Growth Mindset. Helping Shy Students. All teachers have had shy students in their classroom.

Helping Shy Students

These children are the ones who keep to themselves and quietly complete their work, often hiding from the attention of the teacher or their classmates. However, some of these children are not just shy or quiet but may have social anxiety disorder. For these students, simply going to school everyday and interacting with other children and adults makes them feel extremely anxious. They are excessively shy, have an intense fear of social and performance situations, and are concerned about humiliation or embarrassment.

Anxiety may be excessive enough that anticipation of a social event may provoke a panic attack or cause intense distress. How do teachers know if a student is suffering from social anxiety? Disproportion—Is the stress unrealistic for the situation? What specific behaviors should teachers look for in the classroom? How to Write Rationale. Human Figure Drawings by Gifted and Normally Developed Children at Preschool Period. Instructional Strategies. Johns Hopkins University: New Horizons for Learning. Welcome to New Horizons for Learning - a leading web resource for identifying and communicating successful strategies for educational practice.

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