Classroom Instruction & Teaching Strategies

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Let’s Give Our Teaching Language a Makeover
To master this craft, we need to choose our words carefully. This mini-makeover shows how revising our language in common classroom scenarios can send a completely different message. | Cult of Pedagogy
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Note-taking: A Research Roundup
Read on because you’ll probably come away with something you can apply to your classroom. | Cult of Pedagogy
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6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students
These research-based study strategies -- retrieval practice, interleaving, elaboration -- can help your students learn better. Yes, study habits CAN be taught. | Cult of Pedagogy
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10 Ways to Give a Better Lecture
Two factors have given lectures a bad name: overuse and poor execution. Let's deal with both. | Cult of Pedagogy
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The Great and Powerful Graphic Organizer
Beneath its simplicity lies an absolute dynamo, a vehicle that can cement learning more firmly than a lot of the other stuff we try, in a lot less time. | Cult of Pedagogy
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Is That Higher-Order Task Really Higher Order?
Ask any group of teachers if their goal is to simply have students regurgitate facts, and every one of them will say no. Despite that, it keeps happening. | Cult of Pedagogy
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Four Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should be Using
Cognitive scientists say these simple, quick strategies can . boost student learning in any classroom. | Cult of Pedagogy
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Not Just for Math: A Tiered System of Learning Supports for Any Subject
This system starts with strategies that work for everyone and narrows to techniques just for those who need the most help. | Cult of Pedagogy
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3 Culturally Responsive Learning Strategies That Work for All Students
A big misconception about culturally responsive teaching is thinking you have to tie it to students’ racial background. But, it really has to do with the brain’s memory systems and information processing structures. | Cult of Pedagogy
Want your college class to be exceptional? These strategies will make your teaching more engaging, effective, and satisfying for you and your students. | Cult of Pedagogy Types Of Education, College Classes, Online Degree, Time Management Skills, Online Student, Online College
5 Ways College Teachers Can Improve Their Instruction
Want your college class to be exceptional? These strategies will make your teaching more engaging, effective, and satisfying for you and your students. | Cult of Pedagogy
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Contrasting Cases: A Simple Strategy for Deep Understanding
Contrasting cases is a valuable tool for any cognitive work—in any subject area—that involves going beyond surface traits and considering deeper connecting principles, or reflecting on specific features of a thing. | Cult of Pedagogy
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A Simple Trick for Success with One-Pagers
Some kids don't think they're talented enough to make visual syntheses of their learning. But this tool offers some constraint that allows creativity to flow. | Cult of Pedagogy
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To Learn, Students Need to DO Something
Too often, we are expecting students to learn material without asking them to do much of anything with it. Why is this a problem? Where did it come from? And how can we fix it? | Cult of Pedagogy
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The What, How, & Why of One-Sentence Lesson Planning
Who’s got time to write full lesson plans? For every class? Five days a week? Keep plans flexible with this one-sentence lesson planning idea! | Cult of Pedagogy
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The Art of Annotation: Teaching Readers To Process Texts
Annotation can be a powerful way to improve comprehension and increase engagement, but its effectiveness can vary depending on how it's taught. | Cult of Pedagogy