Academic Success: Applying Learning Theory in the Classroom by Marie Menna Pagliaro

By Marie Menna Pagliaro

Beginning with guiding academics in developing a good and supportive studying surroundings for pupil fulfillment, Academic Success then offers a evaluation of behavioral, constructivist, and cognitive studying theories. those theories are mirrored in the 4 major different types with which academics needs to continually deal, those being motivation; goals/objectives and suggestions; supplying unique studying; and reinforcement. educational good fortune provides various examples of school room purposes that convey how the theories could be carried out. This booklet additionally deals a case learn that demonstrates how with one teacher’s initiative, studying theories have been utilized to actively contain scholars inside of a college, college district, and beyond.

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She communicates to the class that if they do not have any identified personal goals now, they can add them as the unit progresses. Some of the personal goals her students came up with are: • Analyze how my culture’s dietary habits (African American, in this case) affect health and longevity • Adjust my recipes to keep them tasty while maintaining good nutrition • Help my friends get off junk food and eat healthier As soon as Ms. Donaldson believes that the goals are clear, she introduces some ideas regarding how the students will be evaluated.

Donaldson believes that the goals are clear, she introduces some ideas regarding how the students will be evaluated. These evaluations include: • written analysis of your own diet utilizing the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, • designing a five-day diet for another student of your choice in the class, taking into account the person’s individual dietary/health needs; age; caloric level; weight; activity level; food likes and dislikes; and dietary habits. • preparing a self-evaluation of the unit: What did you learn from this unit?

Tom: Peanut butter and jelly. Mr. ] One of my favorites. What about you, Henrietta? Henrietta: A tuna fish sandwich. ” Mr. ] Mr. Jacobs: Tuna is a very good source of protein, Henrietta. Whoever prepared that lunch is smart and must really care about you. And what do you have for lunch, George? Securing and Maintaining Student Motivation 17 George: A ham sandwich. Mr. Jacobs: Also a great source of protein. Well, class, I brought my lunch today, too. [Mr. ] What do you think is in my lunch box?

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