Instructional strategies are techniques instructors use to help students become independent learners and gain a better understanding of the concepts you teach. These strategies can motivate students and help them focus. Some strategies can help to organize the information for even deeper learning.
An instructional strategy that supports students progressively toward deeper understanding and greater independence in the learning process building up to more complex concepts.
An instructional strategy that involves actively engaging students with the course material through discussions, problem solving, case studies, role plays and other methods. Active learning activities may range in length of time from a couple of minutes to an entire class session.
An instructional strategy where students or peers support each other in the learning process. There are different forms of peer learning such as peer support groups and peer tutoring.
Classroom management is the methods and strategies an instructor uses to maintain a learning environment that positively impacts student success and learning. This includes setting expectations and boundaries for your students.
Acknowledge that switching to a more “active” approach will take time, and that it might not happen all at once. It’s OK to add a few things every semester. However, here are some things to remember:
Group and peer learning is a great way to create a connection for students learning online.