Module 2

Module 2 - Effective teaching: An Overview

Time requirements: This Module will require approximately 12-14 hours. We suggest you complete each assignment in one setting and take a break between assignments. If you can take at least one day between assignments, this distribution of learning will help understanding and retention of the knowledge. Before starting a new assignment a quick review of the knowledge quiz from the previous assignment would help to consolidate knowledge. The final assignment - the module self-check quiz - should be taken at least a day after completing the other assignments.

Participant Interests: This module has wide applications, including a. participants teaching all content areas k-12 in general and special education; b. school administrators; c. paraeducators interested in the core concepts and terms used in effective teaching practices and d. parents, school board members and community members interested in a synthesis of the research of the past 30 years identifying the instructional methods consistently used by the most effective teachers.

Module Requirements: This module requires considerable participant independence and modest interaction with an instructor or mentor. This module provides a knowledge base of concepts and terms to allow participants to complete later modules involving far more application of ideas and discussions with mentors, instructors and other participants.

Inservice Credit: After successful completion of the assignments and the Final Quiz (which will address the same content covered in the module self-check quiz) this staff development experience maybe recorded on your transcript of staff development credits in the Utah State Office of Education. Contact your mentor or instructor before completing assignments if you are interested in this option.

Prerequisite Knowledge
This overview of effective teaching emphasizes the instructional methods used by our most effective teachers. The act of teaching an instructional program requires competence in two areas - one area is the instructional method or the pedagogy, the other area is the curriculum or the content you are teaching. This overview will not emphasize the curriculum. Competence in selecting and sequencing the instructional content, the curriculum, is every bit as important as the instructional methods we use to present this content. A complete instructional program consists of what we teach (the curriculum or content) and how we teach (the instructional methods or pedagogy). For a review of the components of an instructional program see module 1-Effective teaching: The Instructional Program. For a quick check on your understanding of the components of an instructional program take the module self-check quiz at the end of module 1.

Assignment 1 Concepts from the research on Time Management.
Read the review of the literature on Time management.
Take the Knowledge Quiz: Time management.
Score the Quiz
Check your quiz answers and review any of the content as needed.

Assignment 2 Concepts from the research on Teaching Functions.
Read the review of the literature on Teaching Functions.
Take the Knowledge Quiz: Teaching Functions.
Score the Quiz
Check your quiz answers and review any of the content as needed.

Assignment 3 Concepts from the research on Academic Feedback.
Read the review of the literature on Academic Feedback.
Take the Knowledge Quiz: Academic Feedback.
Score the Quiz
Check your quiz answers and review any of the content as needed.

Assignment 4 Concepts from the research on Academic Monitoring.
Read the review of the literature on Academic Monitoring.
Take the Knowledge Quiz: Academic Monitoring.
Score the Quiz
Check your quiz answers and review any of the content as needed.

Assignment 5 Concepts from the research on Classroom Management.
Read the review of the literature on Classroom Management.
Take the Knowledge Quiz: Classroom Management.
Score the Quiz
Check your quiz answers and review any of the content as needed.

Assignment 6 Module Self-Check Quiz.
Self-Check Quiz Answers