Showing posts with label instructional methods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label instructional methods. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Improving Your Critical Thinking - A New TED-Ed Lesson

This Tool Will Help You Improve Your Critical Thinking is a new TED-Ed lesson that provides viewers with an introduction to the Socratic method. The video has two main purposes. The first is to explain what the Socratic method is. The second is to explain a bit of Socrates' place in history. The video's explanation of the Socratic method is much stronger than the explanation of Socrates' place in history. Watch the lesson here or as embedded below. 


Applications for Education
Last week I used the Socratic method with one of my classes. A few of my students got a little frustrated with me because I wasn't "just giving them the answer." A few of my students understood what I was doing. I stopped to explain it, but by that point the frustrated students weren't in the best place to understand what I was doing. That class meets again tomorrow and I plan to show this video to provide the class with a different explanation and perspective. 

This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Sites that steal my (Richard Byrne's) work include CloudComputin, Today Headline, and 711Web.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Literacy in Action - Model Lessons from Read Write Think

Read Write Think is one of the websites that I frequently consult when someone asks for a recommendation for good language arts lesson resources. Today, I visited Read Write Think and noticed a new (to me anyway) section for videos. Within the video library there is a collection titled Literacy in Action. Literacy in Action features videos of teachers modeling and explaining instructional methods. One of those videos is embedded below.




Applications for Education
The Literacy in Action videos could be good resources to share with pre-service teachers who are developing their instructional skills. Hopefully, more videos will be added to the collection soon.