Classroom Based Learning Theories And Analysis

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There are many theories and approaches to learning when it comes to being a teacher. Being a highly effective teacher takes dedication and hard work to include these theories and approaches in the classroom. Finding the best fit for myself and the ideas and approaches I take as a teacher have come from my experience and knowledge of teaching. Being a highly effective teacher, involves the use of multiple approaches and multiple theories in the classroom, as I continue my career as an educator I see these theories, approaches and ideas easily flow with my instruction and curriculum. I also see the need for knowledge of additional learning theories to become the highly effective teacher I thrive to be. By setting attainable goals for myself …show more content…
These characteristics are important and evident in classroom based learning. In a humanistic classroom, students, “want to know why they have to learn what is being presented, have a self-concept that allows them to want to learn, perceive that what they are learning is for their benefit, have the experience upon which to build the new learning, want to learn” (Humanistic Theory, n.d.). By allowing my students time to explore and experiment in each lesson, I am fostering their natural desire to learn. By allowing this self-discovery, students are more likely to see the importance of each lesson and apply it to other aspects of their life. I also feel, that by allowing students to learn on their own, without directly telling them how and what they have to learn, I am preparing them for a future of continuing education and high career aspects. Many of my students are from schools that are low achieving, by providing these experiences, more students are exposed to subject areas and activities that hopefully will encourage students to continue their education and work towards a …show more content…
As an educator, I believe each student has their own learning style and techniques. By applying the multiple intelligences theory to my classroom, I could reach more students and provide a more effective learning environment. “MI theory provides an avenue for accomplishing what good teachers have always done: Reach beyond the text to provide varied opportunities for students to learn and show evidence of learning.” (Stanford, 2003). Allowing students the opportunity to use their innate natural talent to learn in the classroom, and reaching these multiple intelligences each student has a better chance of being successful. While this may mean different students’ are doing different things during each lesson, in the end the same outcomes and goals will be reached. It is important to reach each students’ individual learning style in order to be effective as an educator and to ensure students’ are effective learners.
The many aspects of being an effective teacher work together to create a well-functioning classroom. According to Wiggins in On Excellence in Teaching,(Marzano, 2010) a teacher has three core obligations. These consist of causing the following: successful learning, greater interest and confidence. By providing effective learning environments and reaching all students these obligations become part of the everyday

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