Best Teaching Practices

25+ Strategies for Teaching Terminology

"Why Teach Vocabulary? 1. Best predictor of academic success, 2. Vocabulary development is an attainable goal, 3. Extends across all curriculum areas, 4. Direct instruction can improve comprehension.


Most areas of study require students to master an often extensive field-specific vocabulary, and students often both struggle with and resist this necessary mastery.

  • Below are a list of suggestions that will hopefully make the task easier for instructors and less onerous for students -- and so result in better learning experiences for everyone.

I. General strategies that work well are as follows:

9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning

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 "9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning" (post) attempts to outline the key parameters of "21st century learning," while

  • "weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity"

  • "underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design"

  • "considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning."

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