New PDF release: Academic Success: Applying Learning Theory in the Classroom

By Marie Menna Pagliaro

ISBN-10: 1475805691

ISBN-13: 9781475805697

Beginning with guiding lecturers in constructing a good and supportive studying surroundings for scholar fulfillment, Academic Success then offers a overview of behavioral, constructivist, and cognitive studying theories. those theories are mirrored in the 4 major different types with which lecturers needs to always deal, those being motivation; goals/objectives and suggestions; supplying unique studying; and reinforcement. educational luck provides quite a few examples of school room purposes that exhibit how the theories may be applied. This ebook additionally deals a case research that demonstrates how with one teacher’s initiative, studying theories have been utilized to actively contain scholars inside of a faculty, tuition district, and beyond.

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They saw an 85% improvement in classroom management for that student” (Franklin, 2006, p. 5). He uses the analogy of a cramped muscle in dealing with students, especially the most behavior challenged. Students desire a positive personal connection with an adult authority figure, and when they get that positive connection, the muscle relaxes over time leaving the students free to concentrate on learning (Franklin, 2006). Motivation is improved when the teacher acknowledges the personal/ positive in each student.

Research is clear that the frequency of assessments increases achievement (Marzano, 2007). Assessments can be informal or formal. Informal assessments include observing performance on homework and classroom assignments; student participation in classroom discussions; samples of student work; student feedback; student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction; or performance on quizzes. Formal assessments usually include the use of standardized tests, pre-tests, classroom tests, portfolios, and performance tasks, projects, and presentations.

Make sure that the first activities you provide are those that will lead to success. Be certain to begin by ensuring short-term success (Elias, 2013). 28 Before the school year begins, Ms. Fuller goes out of the way to check her new students’ records to determine the content they are ready to learn before she plans curriculum. This information helps her avoid problems immediately by not offering content that is too easy or too difficult so that she can provide the appropriate amount of stress. Not enough stress offers students little or no challenge, and too much stress turns them off (Jensen, 1998).

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