Miss Mahoney

Effective Teaching Strategies

Ideas to Maximize Instruction and Learning.

~Tic-Tac-Toe Menus, Choice Boards and Cubing are excellent ways to differentiate instruction based on readiness and/or learning styles, as well as create student engagement through choice. The Dare To Differentiate Wiki has an awesome section of resources and information on how to use them. While you're there, check out some of the other great pages of resources!

~West Virginia's DOE has created a site with strategies to enhance and facilitate instruction with students. It's a great resource.

~The Glossary of Instructional Strategies is extensive and very useful.

~New Horizons for Learning offers this site where "you will find information on some of the best researched and the most widely implemented methods of helping all students to learn more successfully."

~This article disusses research behind several different instructional methods "that have been shown to improve learning rates without increasing time allocated for instruction during both teacher-led instruction and independent seat-work." It also describes the methods in an easy to understand format.