In the education world of today, it is understood that one can only be effective in teaching by taking into consideration the different learning styles of students. In a classroom, it is expected that teachers would want their students to acquire a meaningful knowledge base, become proficient problem solvers and learn how to work productively with others (Biehler and Snowman, 2006, p. 370). If this is the case, teachers need to know how to be able to develop this situation in the classroom and make it more conducive to learning. Therefore, it would seem that they need to encourage students to converse with each other with group discussions and assignments, to make sure they are active in
Students will be able to engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing
To help students effectively interact with new knowledge, I often preview new content prior to the critical input experience with a short engaging video. Often I also purposefully organize students in groups to enhance the active processing of information. New information is presented in small chunks or digestible bites. Questions are then asked for my
Thesis is a short statement that recaps the main point of a piece of writing. The thesis statement is developed in the text by use of examples and evidence. This presets the main idea, and states the authors opinion. It is a guide for the rest of the paper, and it keeps the topic focused. Thesis creates a more general idea by condensing the passage into a single sentence.
Lastly, there may be a cure that may be invented to help out the patients condition or
Type II Diabetes is a growing disease that according to Ley, Ardisson Korat, Qi, Tobias, Cuilin, Lu and ... Hu (2016) approximately 415 million adults are affected by this disease world wide and in the United States in 2015, $348 million dollars was spent on treatment for diabetes. Additionally, the growing number of people who are projected to develop type II diabetes is
There are many treatments to help with keeping people healthy and extending the life expectancy for this disease. One of the treatments
“Don’t Lecture Me” noted that students who gain a mastery of subjects in traditional lecture format classes were typically those who were engaging with the material through outside research and reading. These people are self-directed learners. They are motivated and have the 21st century skills necessary to gain a deeper understanding. Educators need to seek a way to make these types of students the norm, rather than outliers. It is not surprising that lectured-based educational formats do not succeed – these class styles do not foster an opportunity for students to exercise and gain mastery the 21st century skillset. By devoting class time to activities like group discussion, brainstorming, collaboration professors will provide students with skills that can be used independently and in
As a classical school, Socratic Seminars are a must for teachers to use at varying frequencies at different grade levels. This instructional method engages students in critical thinking, and fosters an atmosphere of participation using one’s own ideas. In addition, it incorporates higher level thinking skills and questioning. Another teaching technique I would suggest to teachers would be to implement a routine daily warm-up. This strategy not only helps students review information, it also allows them to see how their learning builds on itself. Teaching in small steps with modeling of new material and the use of questioning is important, followed by many opportunities for student guided practice. Cooperative learning strategies such as
In an effort to reduce the economic impact of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in the United States, as well as to improve the quality of life in patients with T2D, a trillion dollar grant should be distributed amongst five categories with varying monetary allocations as such: 400 billion dollars to prevention and treatment of T2D, 200 billion dollars to the increased social awareness of T2D, 150 billion to the establishment of community health centers in various urban areas, 150 billion to further research on the biological mechanisms underlying insulin resistance in T2D, and the last 100 billion dollars to the development of better in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) monitoring and insulin delivery devices. In 2012, the total estimated cost of diabetes was
By in-cooperating specific examples of foods (candy and soda), animals (cats), and activities (cooking) throughout lesson (video clip (2.43 min), Alejandra was more involved and motivated to learn and raised her hand more often to participate in the classroom discussions. This strategy helped to move her towards independence in the learning tasks through their interests to particular topics. The other strategy I implemented was asking frequent questions for more participation and involvement from Alejandra in the lesson. In the video (5.10 min – 5.32 min) Alejandra was asked to provide an example of a group. She said she did not know. I did not immediately provide the answer to her or ask another student. Instead, I choose to help her think,
Learning is no longer confined to the four walls of the classroom or even in the school building itself. In today’s society we are learning more by doing and stumbling than sitting in a desk listening to a teacher lecture. Students are going out in the community doing service projects, getting internships in different career fields to find what they may like, and they are using a variety of technology tools for networking and learning. Going out into the community and being a part of cooperative education experiences provides a social environment, learning experiences and knowledge you cannot get when sitting in the classroom (Fleming, 2015). Our students are not using old school methods of research or learning everything
One way to do this would be to advocate collaboration. Collaboration ties into divergent thinking, and it encourages students to come together to teach each other. Collaboration teaches students to learn cooperation, improves social and interpersonal skills, and helps create a better understanding of the materials being learned, through discussion and team effort. We are by nature, social beings, and I believe being social is also the best way to learn. The most fulfilling way to learn and prepare for the real world, would be through teamwork, listening to others ideas, coming up with ideas together, and in the process, creating our own ideas, maximizing the learning and educational experience for students and educators, alike. Collaborative learning (divergent thinking) in schools may be achieved by mixing up learning styles, decreasing emphasis on standardized testing as a measure of what a student knows, encouraging students to work together to come up with a solution, creating group projects, student “collaborative” sessions, “brainstorming” in class, and engaging students with fun and interactive activities.
In every class I lead, students must engage in some type of student-led discuss by way of presentation (individual or group). For group presentations, students are required to engage the class in discussion by way of an in-class activity. During my Adolescence course, several student groups used Kahoot to quiz the class on the material from their presentation. I thought this was such a great tool that I incorporated it into my Research Methods & Statistics II (RMSII; PSY 4401) and Special Topics courses this semester. I utilized the Kahoot quizzes to review for midterm exams, test student knowledge, and as a means of extra credit for students who participated. I believe this is just one example of how I learn from my students and use what I learn to inform my teaching practices.
Educator Shelley Wright talks about how she changed the whole structure and redesigned her teaching practice to bring more student centered and skill based classroom. The key to this is always trying something new and innovative so that students remain active throughout the course and their interest remains intact (Barseghian, 2012) . Taking this approach I introduced the class participation technique in which students would compete with one another and get marks in answering random questions from the topic being discusses. This would motivate them to learn and keep their attention in class. The class participation and oral quizzes would allow students to do design thinking. In this way they would be able to generate ideas and execute them