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Classroom Approaches and Issues



A collection of articles on classroom approaches and issues face in all schools, whether public schools, private schools, homeschools, or online schools. Includes articles on teaching methods, learning styles, motivating students, and classroom management.

Classroom Approaches and Issues Articles

Teaching Tips to Motivate Students
Whether a novice teacher, or an expert, motivational ideas can add spice to classroom instruction and help motivate students. This article offers teaching tips to motivate students desire to find knowledge and pursue their education.

Learning Styles
There are many different learning styles. This article has information on auditory, visual, and tactile learners as well as the concept of multiple intelligences. Keep reading for more on learning styles.

Motor Learning
Motor learning can be used to both acquire new skills and in rehabilitation. Student use motor learning in early grades as they learn to write and use scissors, for example, and throughout school in physical education classes. This article explains.

Teaching Methods
There are many different teaching methods. Finding the teaching method you prefer can be difficult. This article describes several teaching method options. Keep reading for more information on teaching methods.

Cooperative Learning
This article defines and explains cooperative learning and provides information on how cooperative learning groups are formed, the pros and cons of cooperative learning, and tips on cooperative learning.

Collaborative Learning
Collaborative learning and cooperative learning are popular teaching methods. This article explains traditional types of collaborative learning styles, tips on collaborative learning in the classroom, and ways to use technology and collaborative learning.

Direct Instruction
Direct instruction is one of many methods for educational instruction. In this article, you can learn more about what direct instruction is and the different types of direct instruction used in classroom instruction.

Declarative Learning
Declarative learning refers to what we know, as opposed to motor learning and procedural learning, which are about what we can do. This article discusses the importance of declarative learning, different ways of knowing things, and how declarative learning works. 

Classroom Management
This article about classroom management explains the breadth of the classroom management field. Read more to learn about supervising lessons, instructional settings, classroom relationships and behaviors, and some classroom management techniques.

Homeschool Methods
Homeschoolers often look for an integrated method to guide their instruction. Such a method can make the presentation of curriculum easy and well-coordinated by guiding nearly every aspect of instruction. This article provides an overview of some major homeschool methods.

Bilingual Education
Bilingual education (aka Dual Language Immersion or Bilingual Immersion) is becoming more popular in the U.S.. Many parents and students are seeking schools that offer a ESL (English as a Second Language) and bilingual education opportunities. Learn what bilingual education opportunities are available here.

Cognitive Learning
Cognitive learning is a different type of learning that provides children with the means of knowledge; the acquisition of knowledge and skill by mental or cognitive processes. For example, cognitive learning is creating mental representations of physical objects or events.

Multiple Intelligence Theory
Multiple Intelligence Theory is a theory that suggests traditional methods of testing intelligence might be biased to certain types of individuals. The Multiple Intelligence Theory states there are various types of learning that are dependent upon the individual.

Brain Based Learning
Brain-based learning is a learning theory that is based entirely on the structure of the brain and how it functions. Essentially, brain-based learning means that as long as the brain is not inhibited in anyway, the brain is able to learn through normal processes.