Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

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Grades 3- 5, Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 -12
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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element D: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Element E: Teachers provide students with opportunities to work in teams and develop leadership.
    • Element F: Teachers model and promote effective communication.

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These teaching strategies, cultivated by Facing History and Ourselves, are designed "to strengthen your students’ literacy skills, nurture critical thinking, and create a respectful classroom climate." These strategies can be applied to a variety of content areas and grade levels.

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Facing History and Ourselves. (n.d.). Teaching strategies. Retrieved from