Principle 4: Effective Teachers Adopt a Balanced Approach to Instruction <ul><li>Presenters: Melanie Murray and Christine ...
Teacher -Centered <ul><li>lecture style: teacher talks, student listens </li></ul><ul><li>students work alone </li></ul><u...
What happens when only teacher -centered approach is used?
<ul><li>interactive with teacher modeling </li></ul><ul><li>students are given topic choices </li></ul><ul><li>students ma...
Balanced   Approach to Instruction
Balanced Approach <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Phonemic awareness and phonics  </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy  </li></ul>...
A balanced classroom
Think back to your favorite teacher. Which approach did they use?
Teacher – Centered = Blue Child-Centered = Red Balanced Approach = Yellow
<ul><li>explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics </li></ul><ul><li>exposure to a variety of reading material...
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Principle 4: Balanced Approach

  1. 1. Principle 4: Effective Teachers Adopt a Balanced Approach to Instruction <ul><li>Presenters: Melanie Murray and Christine Bell </li></ul>
  2. 2. Teacher -Centered <ul><li>lecture style: teacher talks, student listens </li></ul><ul><li>students work alone </li></ul><ul><li>instructor chooses topics </li></ul>
  3. 3. What happens when only teacher -centered approach is used?
  4. 4. <ul><li>interactive with teacher modeling </li></ul><ul><li>students are given topic choices </li></ul><ul><li>students may work in groups or alone </li></ul><ul><li>students may participate in learning evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>creativity is encouraged </li></ul>Child -Centered
  5. 5. Balanced Approach to Instruction
  6. 6. Balanced Approach <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Phonemic awareness and phonics </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Content-area study </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Language </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul>
  7. 7. A balanced classroom
  8. 8. Think back to your favorite teacher. Which approach did they use?
  9. 9. Teacher – Centered = Blue Child-Centered = Red Balanced Approach = Yellow
  10. 10. <ul><li>explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics </li></ul><ul><li>exposure to a variety of reading materials </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities to read interesting books </li></ul><ul><li>meaningful reading and writing experiences </li></ul>What is excellent instruction?

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