Academic Success: Applying Learning Theory in the Classroom by Marie Menna Pagliaro

By Marie Menna Pagliaro

Beginning with guiding lecturers in constructing a good and supportive studying surroundings for scholar fulfillment, Academic Success then offers a evaluation of behavioral, constructivist, and cognitive studying theories. those theories are mirrored in the 4 major different types with which lecturers needs to regularly deal, those being motivation; goals/objectives and suggestions; offering unique studying; and reinforcement. educational good fortune provides a number of examples of lecture room purposes that convey how the theories might be applied. This e-book additionally deals a case research that demonstrates how with one teacher’s initiative, studying theories have been utilized to actively contain scholars inside of a faculty, tuition district, and beyond.

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These sequential objectives also assist in helping you design an assessment (feedback) for the attainment of these objectives as the students proceed and, therefore, whether or not you or they need to adjust instruction along the way. The paired objective and assessment provide a guide to what instructional input would be most appropriate in achieving the objective (Chapter 5). Also, having a clear idea of the sequence of instruction, when sequence is necessary, avoids the problem of sometimes “losing” the students when a critical step in the learning process is omitted.

Securing and Maintaining Student Motivation 23 Mr. Scott: And, Marilyn, why is it important that we know how to measure liquids? Marilyn: Because we’ve all bought them. Mr. Scott: Thank you, Marilyn. And in particular all of you should know how some of the measures we use—cups, pints, and quarts—are related to each other, and since they’re sometime written on the containers as abbreviations, and we’re studying abbreviations in language arts, we’ll identify those abbreviations also. [Mr. ] I want several of you to restate the objective in your own words.

Jackson singles out a few students each day in the lunchroom and strikes up a conversation with them. 18 Ms. Benedict goes out of her way to be aware of and comment on important events in students’ lives such as participation in sports, drama, or other extracurricular activities. She then compliments students on important achievements in and outside of school. 19 Mr. Paige meets his students at the door as they come into the class every day and says hello to each student, making sure to use their first name.

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