instructional design


Repeal the Law of Gravity – It’s Old and It Sucks

Yesterday I received a telephone call from a fellow educator. His dream is to build a digital conduit for teachers through which good ideas and good lesson plans could be shared. While I liked his excitement, I also noted my reservations, namely that well-designed lessons needed a certain quality. ·      They have to cover a domain…

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Learning Channels As An Aid To Learning.

 Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200 until you read this. Rationale:             When we are teaching students new skills or reviewing skills that they already have learned, we rely on information based on learning channels. Each learning channel has an input and an output. There are many different kinds of each. Eric and…

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What Are Behavioral Objectives? Part 5 of 5: Why This System Works

  This is the fifth article in a five part series about Behavioral Objectives. The articles in order of publication are: Behavioral Objectives; An Overview The Scope and Sequence Chart Gantt Charts for Progress Planning Setting Standards of Achievement or Fluency Why This Component Works The system of behavioural objectives built into the Maloney Method…

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Getting Started in the Right Direction: The Case for Behavioral Objectives

If you are going to assume the role of a teacher, whether you are trained as one or not, there are some conditions that you must be able to fulfill if you are to be successful. To ensure that the learning is passed from you to the student, there are several critical components that you…

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14 Key Components of Effective Instructional Design in Teaching

Now that we are aware that teacher-generated lesson plans are essentially best-guess, unproven entities, in which the children function as guinea pigs, we need to know what alternatives exist and what they have to offer.

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A More Effective Way to Teach Spelling

Most kids have had spelling instruction as part of their language arts curriculum. The most common strategy used by teachers is to provide the student with a list of 20 -25 words, usually each Monday and to ask the students to learn to spell those words for the test on Friday. You probably remember doing…

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