Teaching strategies are instrumental in students' success and contribute to an engaged classroom

Friday 5: Teaching strategies for classroom success


Teaching strategies are instrumental in students' success and contribute to an engaged classroom

Key points:

All classrooms are different and require different teaching strategies to address various concerns, goals, and learning trends. Plus, it takes a dedicated teacher to employ the right teaching strategies for desired outcomes.

What teaching strategy is the best?

Various types of learning strategies are needed to boost student engagement and bring it to its highest levels.

According to the Van Andel Institute for Education, every teacher hopes to ignite, empower, and engage the students who walk through their classroom door. Ample research has shown that student engagement is crucial to overall learning and long-term success. However, implementing this is easier said than done. To better ignite student curiosity and interest, teachers should consider trying at least one of these five strategies that help make student engagement second nature.

What is the most effective method of teaching?

Effective teaching strategies for gamification are possible–when implemented correctly and when learning goals are prioritized.

Students don’t have to be video game fanatics to appreciate a gamified classroom lesson. When teachers turn a lesson or tough-to-teach concept into a motivational gamed or use a fun competition to teach new concepts, students become immersed in their learning and are often more engaged–meaning they’re more likely to retain information. Still, there’s an art to gamifying a lesson and ensuring that students are actually learning instead of just playing a game for points.

Here’s how educators across the country are using tools–from Minecraft: Education Edition to Roblox and easy-to-access online resources–to gamify their lessons and help students engage with learning.

What is an example of a good classroom strategy?

A deeper look into teaching methods and strategies driving high academic growth has revealed 10 instructional strategies that use small changes to teaching practices leading toward growth outcomes for students.

The findings come from a new study from K-12 assessment and research organization NWEA. The strategies fall into three main categories: optimizing instructional time, exposing students to more content, and empowering students.

What is the most effective strategy for teaching?

A one-size-fits-all approach to instruction doesn’t work when you want to empower everyone to succeed in the classroom, according to Samsung education industry experts. Many educators were forced to rethink how to keep students engaged, and pandemic-era learning has only further highlighted the importance of differentiated instruction.

The forced disruption was also the catalyst for students and teachers to quickly acquire digital skills that are ripe to be amplified, taking them from consuming skills to creating skills. As teachers integrate technology into their lesson plans, they’re discovering various teaching methods and classroom tools effective in reaching and enriching the minds of all types of students—from visual and auditory to kinesthetic learners.

Which teaching strategy would be most helpful?

When it comes to special education classrooms, effective teaching methods can make all the difference. Two-thirds of schools with staffing shortages said special education is the hardest area to staff, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The demands on special education teachers are unlike any other position in schools, and because of shortages, you may be asked to tackle a bigger role than expected when you start.

Still, there are five strategies that can help first-year special education teachers achieve success.

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