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 atmosphere for pupil fulfillment, Academic Success then offers a evaluate of behavioral, constructivist, and cognitive studying theories. those theories are mirrored in the 4 major different types with which academics needs to continually deal, those being motivation; goals/objectives and suggestions; offering unique studying; and reinforcement. educational good fortune provides various examples of school room functions that express how the theories could be carried out. This publication additionally bargains a case research that demonstrates how with one teacher’s initiative, studying theories have been utilized to actively contain scholars inside a faculty, university district, and beyond.

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Error analysis is useful to both the teacher and the student. If enough students make the same error, this feedback should serve as a signal for the teacher to change instruction to make the original instruction more effective. When a student makes an error repeatedly, the student should be made aware of the error so that he or she can remediate it. Whenever possible, students should learn to identify their own errors and self-correct them so that errors do not become habitual. Students can be given correct answers, especially for mathematics problems, to check their work and see if they can come up with their own error diagnosis and corrections.

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.

What choices do you offer them? • How do you foster your students’ personal and social growth? • How safe do your students feel to take risks in your class? • How well do all your students participate in class? • How professional is your dress, your speech? Chapter Three Securing and Maintaining Student Motivation Motivation is a psychological state that stimulates, directs, and sustains behavior. Most psychologists believe that motivation is the key to all learning, for a motivated person learns better and faster, and will overcome many obstacles to achieve a goal.

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