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Learning Strategies for your Classroom

Posted by on September 20, 2018

New teachers quickly realize that one size doesn’t fit all in the classroom. Students are wonderfully different in the way they learn, listen, and absorb. While teaching to the majority sounds good superficially, let’s look at the math:

A majority is 51%

That means 49% may not get what you put out there.

The popularity of personalized learning makes it abundantly clear that those numbers just aren’t good enough anymore.

Luckily, there are lots of options. Over the past months, I’ve cataloged many of those for you in short articles that provide an overview, pedagogic characteristics, and educational applications. If you’re wondering what you can change about your teaching so that you reach more students this year, check out some of these amazing options:

Blended Learning

Depth of Knowledge

the Flipped Classroom

Frayer Model and Vocabulary

Growth Mindset

Habits of Mind

Mindfulness

Orton-Gillingham

Project-Based Learning

the SAMR Model

the Socratic Method

Standards-based Grading

Understanding By Design

Unschooling

VARK model

Visible Learning and John Hattie

Whole Brain Teaching

Did I miss any of your favorites or any you’d like to know more about? Email me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today and TeachHUB, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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