Category Archives: 2 Instruction

EDU 6949 – Internship Reflection – Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques

2.1 Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques – Most of the teacher’s questions are of high quality. Adequate time is provided for students to respond. This is an area that is more challenging in mathematics classes than people realize. Students have … Continue reading

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EDTC 6431 – Individual Project

Table of Contents Phase 1 – Lesson Description Phase 2 – Lesson Objectives Phase 3 – Lesson Resources Phase 4 – Success Measures Phase 5 – Reflection Phase 1 – Lesson Description This is a lesson that is called, “So, … Continue reading

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EDTC 6431 – Module 4 – Designing Lessons That Use Critical Thinking

The ISTE standard for Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making include the following objectives: Students will: Use technology to help identify and define problems for investigation. Plan and manage projects with the help of digital graphic organizers. Utilize technology … Continue reading

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EDU 6132 – Unit 4 Reflection

One of the more interesting ideas to come from the course material is the idea of structuring lesson plans and units around how the brain works and not just based on the subject material. In particular, the ideas from the … Continue reading

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Course Meta-Reflection EDU 6526

Direct instruction is not the shiny new toy of educational theories, but in some areas, it is still very relevant (Joyce, Weil, & Calhoun, 2015, p. 340). Mathematics has lots of rules and procedures that can be learned inductively, but that … Continue reading

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How practical are Multiple Intelligence activities

In order to answer the question of how practical Multiple Intelligences activities are, you first need to define what those activities are and who they need to be practical for. The idea behind Multiple Intelligences is the existence of a … Continue reading

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Does Constructivism Promote Academic Excellence?

No. That is the short answer. Constructivism appears to be a very effective method for learning, but it is merely a method. In order for it to be successful, there still needs to be a thoughtful plan and an effective … Continue reading

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Advance Organizers and Media

David Ausubel addresses the improvement of presentational methods of teaching. This is counter to the current trend away from “passive” learning (Joyce, Weil, & Calhoun, 2015). However, the use of a properly designed advance organizer takes the passive methods and … Continue reading

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Shaping the Future

In a classroom session of Instructional Strategies (EDU6526) the point was made that the educational system currently puts a heavy emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and that in the future, there will probably be an increase … Continue reading

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Characteristics of an effective educator

To be an effective teacher you need to like the children you teach. This may sound obvious, but it is still true. When I worked as a substitute teacher in California, I regularly filled in for a high school pre-calculus … Continue reading

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