Instructional Strategies for Teaching K12 .
Evolution of Educational TheorySocrates - didacticPlato - innateAristotle – simultaneous and associative learning by similarity/contrastLocke – tabula rasaSkinner – behaviorism, reinforcement, conditioning, overt behaviorGestalt – cognitivism, short-term/long-term memory, prior knowledgePiaget - discovery, experiential, hands-on, active learning Constructivism – Piaget, et al(Information Processing, PBL, Transformative, Informal, Post-modern, Neuroscience, Connectivism, Instructional, Networked & so on... )
(stories, questions, demos, moving location)
Pipe cleaner mitosis/meiosis
Metacognition and reflection
Learning by teaching
- Workshops - Higher Ed Teacher Certification - Find a mentor - Observing other teachers
Both of these contain nice, practical tips for teaching, along with key references to research that back up the efficacy of the techniques.
This is an awesomely useful handbook of techniques that can be used to probe students in different classroom situations for their understanding. They are rated as to the quality of the information that can be obtained, ease of use, and ease of interpretation.