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Best Practices in Education

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Transcript of Best Practices in Education

Teachers must model their thinking as they solve a problem and talk aloud
Metacognitive strategies (creating schema)
Goal setting
Prediction making
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
Student Centered
Experimental
*active
*hands on
Challenging
Holisitc and Authentic
*whole idea in purposeful context
*real
*complex
Cognitive
Developmental
*definable stages
Constructive
*recreate
*reinvent
Expressive
*range of communicative data
Reflective
*feel
*think
*learn
Social
Collaborative
*superior to individualistic or competitive approach
Democratic
*model community
GRADUAL RELEASE OF RESPONSIBILITY
*Teacher models, student tries with the
teacher's support, and then on their own.
INTEGRATIVE UNITS
*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.
STRATEGIC THINKING
*Teach students how to monitor their own thinking, use sensory
images, ask questions and draw
inferences.

CLASSROOM WORKSHOP
*Students collaborate with each other
and the teacher to discuss their learning.
COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES
*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:
small group
collaborative
hands-on
Positive environment
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.
Active Learning
Students participate in collaborative, hands on activities.
Differentiated Instruction
"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
Group Members:
Melissa Bolland
Mandi Buccafusco
Courtney Butler
Jamie Durgala
Mason Laine

Resources
Students require opportunities to connect with the content taught
Interactive lessons
Engaging assignments that require participation
Hands-on learning including kinesthetic activity
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