Classroom instruction is a multi-faceted endeavor involving strategies for working with students, presenting materials, and guiding learning; sequencing of tasks to apply and practice learning, frameworks for structuring tasks; methodologies like differentiating instruction; processes for group work, and facilitating class discussion.
A Theory-Based Meta-Analysis of Research on Instruction - Marzano
This publication analyzes and synthesizes the results of more than 100 research reports on instruction, using categories specific and functional enough to provide guidance for classroom practice. Key�Ideas�� This meta-analysis examines four aspects of human learning: the self system, the metacognitive system, the cognitive system, and the knowledge domains.
ERIC Digest on Academic Controversy - Both theoretical and practical reasons support the belief that arousing intellectual conflict is one of the most important and powerful instructional procedures available to teachers.
Instructionally Intelligent...Socially Smart
This article is working at illustrating the unlimited and delightful possibilities that exist in the design of powerful learning environments. The author argues for a more integrationist position; one that realistically reflects how experienced and effective teachers create learning environments...and create those environments in the moment as they sense, select, integrate, and respond to the endless classroom pressures and possibilities.
Teaching Methods SIMULATIONS AND GAMES
A classroom should be a place of fun as well as instruction. Student motivation can increase with the use of games to reinforce skills and concepts learned.
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.