Describe the six general strategies for promoting effective knowledge construction.
Providing Opportunities for Experimentation
By interacting and experimenting with the objects around them, students can
discover some characteristics and princip
Describe the development of metacognition at different grade levels.
Some age-typical characteristics for this age group are awareness of thought in
oneself and others, albeit in a simplistic form, and limited ability to reflect on the speci
Describe four reasons that people sometimes forget what they have learned.
Failure to Retrieve
Failure to retrieve is the failure to locate information that currently exists in longterm memory. For example, you see a man at a grocery store and h
1. What are your goals and expectations of the teacher and student
relationship? Identify the critical elements of the relationship. Give
examples and reflections to illustrate the nature of the interactions and
The teacher and student
#1. Describe what you learned from the article about how the early childhood education
environment supports the educational and cultural values of the school and the
While reading this article I found out how the classroom environments support
What are your definitions of teaching and learning?
To me, teaching is doing all you can to help a child learn to the best of their
ability. I think that teaching is not only getting up in front of the class and teaching out of
the basal, but much more th
Describe the six ways that a teacher can foster creativity in a classroom.
Show students that creativity can be valued.
Teachers are more likely to foster creativity when they show students that they
value creative thoughts and behaviors. One wa
How to provide feedback on someones
Prepare ahead of time for a feedback conference. If your feedback is only in writing, you
will have to do lots of extra explaining. If you can arrange an in-person or phone
meeting, the conference will work much
1. The ultimate goal of literacy instruction is to construct meaning or comprehension.
2. Vygotsky suggested that language learning in young children occurred through social
interaction individuals who can model the language correctl
1. A Scaffolded Reading Experience includes before reading, during reading, and after reading
2. List the five modes of reading (page 40)
4. A mini-lesson is a focused lesson that provides systemactic direct