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Elements of Effective Instruction
Transcript of Elements of Effective Instruction
1) Classroom Management
2) Learning About Students
3) Lesson Planning
4) 21st Century Skills
5) Technology Integration
7) Parent Involvement
8) Education Resources
Learning About Students
Engage students and participation through different means of technology
Classroom Management Essentials
Elements of effective instruction
1) Kahn Academy
Why learn about students?
Cultural, linguistic socioeconomic and other differences can affect student:
What to learn about students?
What do we do with what we learn about students?
Create a culturally responsive classroom
Adapt instruction to student needs
Find the best ways to promote family involvement
Learning about English Learners
Get a complete understanding of the student
Home Language Assessment
Native Language Proficiency Test
Formal Assessment: California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
Informal Assessment: Student Oral Language Observation Matrix (SOLOM)
background, skill level, or learning style is right or wrong.
All students deserve instruction that is accessible to them!
Academic achievements & gaps
Have a Classroom Behavior Management Plan
Craft a classroom environment that inspires positive behavior and minimizes potential disruptions
Design specific supports for students with behavioral challenges
Be sure to communicate the plan and the motivations behind the plan to parents and students
A Classroom behavior management plan should be linked to a school-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) plan
Great teaching is Key to Keeping Students Focused and On-Task
Develop Your Behavior Management Toolkit
Learn to nip disruptions in the bud with
surface management strategies
like signaling and use of humor
Know a few ways to
positive emotions (dancing!), and to
negative emotions (relaxed breathing)
Use calm, non-accusatory questions to talk to students about behavior
are the most powerful!
Understand Your Authority Base
(students like and respect personality
(power to reward)
(power to punish)
Involve Students in Creating Class Rules and Norms
This helps students feel invested in the classroom environment
Learning objectives provide the
for lesson planning
Learn to write strong learning objectives for lesson plans using the ABCD method
Instructional planning provides the context for lesson planning
Standards-Based Lesson Planning
The Basic Format
Concept, generalization or skill
Lesson Plan Models
Common inductive and deductive strategies:
Include planning and differentiation so all students can meet the learning objective.
Apply throughout the cycle, before, during, and after instruction, then analyze data
Purpose of Assessment
Knowledge and understanding
Proficiency in creating products
From "K-12 Classroom Teaching," by Andrea Guillaume
Types of Assessment
Traditional: Recall/Recognition (Response: True/False, Multiple Choice, Fill in)
Performance: Construction/Application (Task: Self Assessment, Essay, Portfolio)
Drawings & Diagrams
Inform parents of classroom behavior management plan
Encourage parents to volunteer in the classroom
Build a teacher and parent relationship to involve them in the student's education
1) Google Images
2) Guillaume, Andrea.
"K-12 Classroom Teaching: A Primer for New Professionals."
3) The Iris Center-Vanderbilt Peabody College
4) Partnership for 21st Century Learning
21st Century Skills
The students of today must be ready individually and collectively to compete in a global economy.
The P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning adds new, future-facing competencies to the “3 Rs” that have been emphasized in the past.
Today’s teachers are encouraged to focus on learning and innovation skills, which add to the traditional 3 Rs with the
From the P21 Framework:
Creativity and Innovation:
Thinking creatively, working creatively with others, implementing innovations.
and Problem Solving: Reason effectively, use systems thinking, make judgements and decisions, solve problems.
: Communicate clearly, collaborate with others
The Partnership for 21st Century Learning shares information, tips and articles for teachers about how to foster these skills in the classroom.