Applying Learning Theory in the Classroom
By (author) Marie Menna Pagliaro
Publication date:04 October 2013
Length of book:140 pages
Beginning with guiding teachers in establishing a positive and supportive learning environment for student achievement, Academic Success then presents a review of behavioral, constructivist, and cognitive learning theories. These theories are reflected within the four main categories with which teachers must constantly deal, these being motivation; goals/objectives and feedback; delivering original learning; and reinforcement. Academic Success provides numerous examples of classroom applications that show how the theories can be implemented. This book also offers a case study that demonstrates how with one teacher’s initiative, learning theories were applied to actively involve students within a school, school district, and beyond.
In education we have several books on specific techniques and skills for teachers and we have some excellent books on learning theory. Marie Pagliaro brings together the best of both in an insightful and readable manner. Following the path laid out in this book, teachers will be more effective in creating an environment for their students to achieve academic success. A “must read” in this era of teacher evaluation based on student achievement.