Definition Whole-brain teaching is an instructional approach derived from neurolinguistic descriptions of the functions of the brain’s left and right hemispheres. Basic Elements Neurolinguistic findings about the brain’s language functions show that in the integrated brain, the functions of one … Continue reading
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Definition Thematic instruction is the organization of a curriculum around macro “themes.” Thematic instruction integrates basic disciplines like reading, math, and science with the exploration of a broad subject, such as communities, rain forests, river basins, the use of energy, … Continue reading
Definition Accelerated learning is a comprehensive approach to school change, developed in 1986 at Stanford University. Accelerated learning aims to create school success for all students by closing the achievement gap between at-risk and mainstream children. The idea is to … Continue reading
Definition Cooperative learning consists of instructional techniques that require positive interdependence between learners in order for learning to occur.
Definition Mastery learning proposes that all children can learn when provided with the appropriate learning conditions in the classroom. Discussion The application of mastery learning is based on Benjamin Bloom’s Learning for Mastery model, with refinements made by Block. Mastery … Continue reading