Essay on A Summary On The Video ' Minimum 100 Words '

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1. Provide a summary for the video (minimum 100 words).
The Direct Instruction Approach that was shown in this video emphasizes rote learning, repetition, and the entire class participating. As a teacher would tap on a board or table, the entire classroom of students would read out loud what the teacher was pointing at. Because of this repetition, children learn from their peers, especially when it comes to sounding out words and sentences. The teachers interviewed were specifically trained for this approach, and explained to the viewers that often the students were divided based on abilities. These teachers seemed to find the approach beneficial to the students, especially those students that are second language learners.

2. What did you like and not like about the instruction shown in the video? Why?
This teaching approach seemed to hinder individual success. Even though one of the teachers interviewed said that students were divided based on abilities, there was room for a child to not participate when the entire class would recite what the teacher said. I did not like how there was no room for critical thinking and how this approach praises repetition and rote learning.

Video 2: Sudbury Valley School Approach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxPnvJE0V2E&feature=youtu.be 1. Provide a summary for the video (minimum 100 words).
The Sudbury Valley School approach is unlike any educational system I have ever observed. This approach is fully devoted to the…

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