Teaching Approaches & Strategies

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Teaching Approaches & Strategies by Mind Map: Teaching Approaches & Strategies

1. Student Choice

1.1. Design the culminating project

1.2. Choose your role in an experiment

1.2.1. Assigning roles during a lab experiment such as researcher, builder and data. Given students choice to pick what is their strength.

1.3. Research choices

1.4. Brain storming on Vertical Surfaces

1.5. Jigsaw Puzzle Activities

1.6. Case Studies

2. Learning Environment

2.1. White boards

2.2. Vertical walls

2.3. Desks in table groups or replace with tables

2.4. Build teamwork and communication

2.5. Flipped Classroom, spend more time doing

2.6. Connecting to our real world, showing more examples and connecting it to today

3. Collaboration

3.1. DEEP Learning Skill

3.2. Placing students in teams

3.3. Teaching independent and team working skills. Teaching students to be a participate and a leader (not always the same role)

3.3.1. Develop routine and structure around team work. Use strategies like Flipped Classroom or Writer and Talker activities. Assigning students different roles at the start can help show the difference in what each role looks like.

3.4. Flipped Classroom - working in groups to solve problems

4. Critical Thinking

4.1. Evaluate information and arguments with a open mind and perspective

4.2. Make connections and identify patterns in chemistry and our environment

4.2.1. Ex. Connecting social justice conversations and noting the pattern of how we treat environmental crisis or global warming. How can we disrupt these trends?

4.3. Engage in meaningful knowledge relate to curriculum and events around the world

4.3.1. Ex. Grade 12 nuclear energy talk about the political and environmental consequences of nuclear energy plants. Connect to local plants and world wide catastrophes.

4.4. Create experiments and reflect on results

4.5. DEEP Learning Skill