Week 5 – Instructional Strategies

Goal: The goal is to learn different strategies for teaching from active learning to discussion strategies to games/simulations and more.

Resource: www.pedagogy.merlot.org

What is Merlot Pedagogy?

Merlot Pedagogy Portal is a website that has been designed to help teachers learn about the different varieties of instructional strategies that can be applied in the classroom. The site contains links to various teaching strategies that can be applied to different disciplines of teaching. Along with teaching strategies, the site also contains information on course instructional design, teaching challenges, assessment, and understanding how learning works in order to better teach students.

Why is Merlot Pedagogy Helpful?

Merlot Pedagogy is helpful for teachers because of all the information and links it provides. The site has a large list of links users can use to find other outside websites that can help them with their specific need or instructional strategy. Merlot Pedagogy provides links to websites that contain information on various strategies such as active learning, critical thinking, problem-based learning, and many more. Teachers can use Merlot Pedagogy as a gateway to more websites that can help them with whatever difficulty they are facing in the classroom.

-Kelly

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