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Elementary schools that still schedule students into self-contained classrooms could be depriving their students of a better education. Teachers in self-contained classrooms are not always the most qualified people to teach all four core subjects (literacy, social studies, math and science). In addition, teachers in self-contained classes are generally not confident in teaching all four subjects. Schools should seek other ways to schedule their teachers that better sup
Scaffolding Instruction The term "scaffolding" is often heard in educational circles as a method of instruction in which the teacher models the learning strategy or task and then gradually shifts the responsibility to the students. The teacher first determines the students' zone of proximal development and then incrementally improves the learner's ability to become independent with the task at hand. We usually think about scaffolds with regard to construction where a v
When people talk about literacy they're usually referring to words not pictures. Being 'literate' means being well-read. And in formal education, it's easy to measure literacy with the traditional yardsticks of form, structure and textual comprehension.
What is a school for? To socially-engineer kids and thereby try to transform society along ideological lines? Or to educate every child as much as possible as an end in itself?
Beginnings are important. Whether the class is a large introductory course for freshmen or an advanced course in the major field, it makes good sense to start the semester off well. Students will decide very early - some say the first day of class - whether they will like the course, its contents, the teacher, and their fellow students.
One of the challenges we face as educators is to discover a way to captivate the learners. The mind needs to be fed a proper diet of information, the emotions need to inspire our students to learn and the will needs to bring about the discipline necessary to assimilate the information into paradigm shift and ultimately lifestyle change.