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Best Practices in Education
Transcript of Best Practices in Education
Metacognitive strategies (creating schema)
Asking questions before, during and after
Best Practices in Education
Definition of Best Practices
Best teaching practices drive instruction that incorporate rigor and relevance by encouraging critical thinking and problem solving skills. Best practices promote opportunities for communication, teamwork, and active learning.
Principles of Best Practices
Best Practices: What Students and Teachers Think (video)
Provide Active Learning
7 Structures of Best Practices
Holisitc and Authentic
*whole idea in purposeful context
*range of communicative data
*superior to individualistic or competitive approach
GRADUAL RELEASE OF RESPONSIBILITY
*Teacher models, student tries with the
teacher's support, and then on their own.
*Ideas/activities from a single
theme or topic are applied
across the curriculum.
REPRESENTING TO LEARN
*Students demonstrate their learning
through writing, drawing, and performing.
*Teach students how to monitor their own thinking, use sensory
images, ask questions and draw
*Students collaborate with each other
and the teacher to discuss their learning.
*Students learn to work together
through participation in a group
to complete one assignment.
FORMATIVE REFLECTION AND ASSESSMENT
*Teachers utilize more informal assessments
such as portfolios and anecdotal notes.
What does it look like in the classroom?
Variety of learning styles:
Students are engaged in learning
Student centered learning
Variety of seating arrangements and resources being used
What are the positives of incorporating best teaching practices?
Students develop the ability to connect ideas and apply learning.
Students are motivated to learn.
Students are involved in higher level thinking.
What are the best practices for teaching?
A Balanced Curriculum
Includes a challenging curriculum that educates the whole child.
An Integrated Curriculum
Students play an active role in their own learning.
Students participate in collaborative, hands on activities.
"Best Practices: A Resource For Teachers." Public Schools of North Carolina (2006). http://ncpublicschools.org/docs/curriculum/bpractices2.pdf.
"Best Practices In Education." Best Practices In Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. <http://ctserc.org/s/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=8&Itemid=28>.
"Teaching Implications of Learning Theories." Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois (2009). http://cte.illinois.edu/resources/topics/theories.html.
Zelman, Steven, Harvey, Daniels, and Arthur Hyde. "Best Practices: Bringing Standards to Life In America's Classrooms." 4th Ed. Portsmouth: Heineman. 2012. 8-10, 28-77.
Implications of Best Practices for Teaching
Students require opportunities to connect with the content taught
Engaging assignments that require participation
Hands-on learning including kinesthetic activity