Saturday, April 14, 2012

Behavior Modification

As we consider the rules of our classroom and objectives for our lessons, residual behavior modification is the end goal. We want our classrooms (physical, hybrid, or virtual) to run efficiently and our lessons to be effective. Understand, though, the success of both depends heavily on behavior modification. Will the learner behave or act differently as a result of taking part in the course?

Failure to invest time in planning and implementing classroom management and instructional design will result in a set of unwanted time-absorbing issues.

As we address of the needs of the individuals who enter our classrooms, expectations and objectives must be communicated clearly. For if the learner is to become different they must fully understand what different means. 

At the end of the day when our students leave us, we want them to think, reason, calculate and communicate better than when they arrived in our classrooms. Modified behavior which they can take "back to the streets" and use to be productive.

Resources: In continuation of the focus on Bloom's Taxonomy, check out Graeme Eyre's blog showing prompts for questions and Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything: Bloomin' Apps.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the resources you cite. Plan to bookmark them or perhaps add them to my google custom search- thanks!