Chapter 2

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Chapter 2
EDU 380
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ETP Lesson Plan questions
D2L
Teaching Centers
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Indian Education for All (IEfA)
SMART BOARD
Billings SD2 Curricula
Issues re: Teacher Responsibilities
Reflective Decision Making
Legal Guidelines
Teaching Style (Instructional Competencies,
Teaching Tools)
Commitment
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The teacher must be a REFLECTIVE decision
maker.
While students have rights against
discrimination, student safety should always
come first.
Teachers need insurance for liability.
Teacher may use a variety of teaching styles
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Multilevel Instruction
Individualized Instruction
Differentiated Instruction
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Teachers are accountable for both instructional
and non-instructional responsibilities
Review the list of Characteristics of a Competent
Classroom Teacher (pp. 35-38)
Three basic rules:
a. know why you use a specific strategy
b. enable students to think critically
c. the effectiveness of a teacher is
measured by how well the students learn
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Structuring the learning environment
Accepting and sharing instructional accountability
Demonstrating “Withitness” and overlapping
Motivating and challenging activities
Modeling appropriate behaviors
Facilitating student acquisition of data
Creating a safe environment
Clarifying whenever necessary
Using period of silence
Questioning thoughtfully
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Cautions and guidelines for using the Internet
Professional documents (journals, ERIC)
Copyright laws and recommendations
Community as Resources (Guest Speakers)
Field trips
Media tools (projectors, SMART boards, etc.)
Distance Learning
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Which five teacher characteristics from Chapter 2
(p. 35-38) are most important and why?
Teachers copy printed materials all the time. When
is that permitted and when is it prohibited?
Should teachers use social networking sites like
Facebook or Twitter to communicate with
students? What the advantages? Disadvantages?
With the explosion of technology in the past five
years, will printed textbooks become obsolete?
Should they?
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Read Chapter 2 and be ready to discuss it by
Thursday, Feb. 2nd.
You may want to start reading Chapter 3 to be
ready for next Wednesday, Feb. 8th.
Threaded Discussion A (graded) starts Thursday,
Feb. 1st (get on Thurs. or Friday or you will lose 1
pt.) and ends Monday, Feb. 6th at midnight.
Work on your second lesson plan (middle school)
which includes one of the teaching models other
than the traditional (due Feb. 14)
Schedule next Tuesday: 12:10-12:40 Music, 12:401:10 Art, 1:10-1:40 P.E.

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