How do we learn? As I review lesson plans, I am reminded of my days teaching students in a Talented and Gifted program. Although I was an experienced classroom teacher, it was not until I was challenged in this new role, did I truly learn how to differentiate instruction effectively, I learned to find ways to structure lessons to optimize learning, based on researched instructional strategies that made a difference in student learning. Researchers that I relied on were: Glasser, Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock.
So, for my student teachers, check out the some VERY condensed basics in planning your lessons.
10% of what we READ
20% of what we HEAR
30% of what we SEE
50% of what we both SEE and HEAR
70% of what is DISCUSSED WITH OTHERS
80% of what we EXPERIENCE PERSONALLY
95% of what we TEACH someone else.
|Instructional Strategies That Affect Student Achievement|
|Identifying similarities and differences, using metaphors and analogies||45|
|Reinforcing effort and providing recognition||34|
|Homework and practice||28|
|Setting objectives and providing feedback||23|
|Generating and testing hypotheses||23|
|Questions, cues, and advance organizers||22|
Learning occurs in day to day activities. So, look for and create learning opportunities throughout your day. Stay safe and be well.