Key Instructional Strategies:
The teacher designs strategies
that are meaningful to students lives and can be used outside the classroom.
When topics are meaningful to the students, they are more likely to value
and appreciate what they are learning. It is through these strategies,
that these students can apply what they learn in the classroom to the real
world. To implement her strategies:
There is class discussion, rather than teacher lectured: The teacher sits
with the students, rather that stand in front of the classroom talking/
signing at the students. There is discussion between she and the students.
She asked them questions that usually generates further discussion. The
students are free to ask questions and make comments. This also helps students
learn from one another.
Instructions are designed to be functional: It is important that students
can apply what they learn in the classroom to life outside the classroom.
Lessons may be on how to find a job, how to balance a checkbook, or how
to fill out a job application, which can be valuable and beneficial to
the students lives.
Students are active learners: Students participate in their own learning.
They are encouraged to ask questions and discuss information in the classroom.
Students can share their personal and previous experience to build on and
learn new information. Through their participation, the teacher gains knowledge
on how to best serve the students.
Modifies lessons to meet the need of students: When planning lessons, the
teacher can either simplify or make lessons more challenging based on the
needs of the individual students. For some students, she may have to give
more explanation or more examples. There may be times when she may have
to have individual assignments to meet the needs of each student.