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Allow students to compare notes with each other, discuss them, and revise them. Whole-Class Punishments What it is: The teacher punishes the whole class for some behavior infraction committed by only some students. Often, this takes the form of a lost privilege, like recess.
I wanted to motivate them, to get them to behave in order to earn the reward.
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If readers of this post are aware of any, please post a link in the comments. Many of us have been that kid who tries to behave but gets punished along with the class.
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You might need to build more opportunities for interaction and movement into your lessons. Or it might be time to re-establish clear behavior guidelines and consequences. The two articles below offer other productive methods for dealing with large-scale disruption.
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Other learning styles models also exist, each one offering labels to define how students process information. Once a student has been labeled with one particular learning style, the teacher attempts to adjust her teaching style to reach students through their identified learning mode.
To be fair, I was always mindful of the need to present information in different ways. One case in point: As someone who has a lot of trouble following spoken instructions, I have always tried to include written instructions as well.
They looked at study after study and ultimately found nothing.
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No proof that this practice has any impact at all. Since then, other studies have confirmed these findings. Although personal experience may tell you that you do, in fact, learn better through different modalities, this is actually just a preference.
In the UK, the focus was more on critical linguistics and critical discourse analysis and subsequently on semiotics. Here, the focus was at first on reading texts critically in relation to the ways in which they worked to position readers; subsequently there was a turn to the teaching of writing from a critical perspective and ultimately to multi-modal design, analysis and re-design. Now critical literacy is concerned with both the consumption and production of texts broadly defined.
Easy access to digital technologies in many parts of the world has changed the conditions of possibility of literacy events and new practices have developed.
Books can be downloaded, and music and images can be re-mixed.
There are new spaces in which they can produce new identities and enter global online communities. Social networking has produced new forms of interacting, new forms of language and new kinds of texts.
And because change is so rapid, it is difficult to imagine what the landscape will look like by the time the generation now in school will graduate.
However, the digital divide means that where in some homes very young children are able to manipulate touch screen smart phones and play simple interactive games on computers, others remain without food, running water and electricity. If mobility is a class marker, so is connectivity. Social difference produces differential access.Classroom and Online English Teaching, Part 2 Conversation with Gabby and Shayna
According to Time, "bandwidth is the new gold" and it produces new forms of inclusion and exclusion.