Models of Teaching

This page provides resources for educators who are interested in approaches to and models of teaching.





General An Overview of Joyce & Weill's Models of Teaching by Steve Smith and Associates.
  Creating Learning Experiences The Role of Instructional Theory and Research by Bruce R. Joyce and Emily F. Calhoun. A clear and well-illustrated article about how and why the models work.
  Deductive, Inductive, and Inquiry Approaches to Teaching Examples of lessons with technology.
  Four Families of Teaching Methods A simple comparison that identifies major theorists.

Learning Dimensions vs. Teaching Models. A helpful comparison of learning style and model that supports it.

  Models of Teaching and Technologies that Support Them.
  Models of Teaching. Links of many different approaches to teaching and learning, including inductive and inquiry.
Deductive, Inductive, & Inquiry Technology Infused Lesson Examples
The I-search Unit
Inductive Characteristics of Inductive Thinking
  ESL Inductive Learning and Grammar Review Maze: Intermediate Questions. This learning game helps students to inductively review previously studied grammar.
  Inductive and Deductive Thinking
  Inductive Learning in Animals
  Inductive Thinking Model Flow Chart and Social Studies Lesson Example
  Teaching Techniques: Inductive Method Description and short example.
Inquiry Big 6 by originators Berkowitz and Eisenberg. A helpful site to explain a widely used approach to teaching information and technology skills.
Nuts and Bolts of the Big 6.
Data Gathering:Viet Nam This lesson is designed to give (grades 8-12) students experience in gathering data on an issue, get a feeling for the emotional climate during a stressful time, and to stimulate critical thinking. It is a great device for an inquiry lesson on Vietnam.
Exploring the Environment. Greate Group Investigation activities with clear instructions and guidance.
  Group Investigation Model Flow Chart and Social Studies Lesson Example
Inquiry-based Models of Teaching. Many links to helpful sites and resources.
Inquiry Models of Teaching Helpful explanations with lesson examples.
  I wonder: Inquiry based learning.
The Keys to Inquiry Introduction andThe Keys to Inquiry Section I: Inquiry-Learning and Learning from One's Own Experience
  Pathways to Inquiry: Dr. Marian Martinello's site for developing inquiry-based learning. 
Problem Solving: One Problem, Many Solutions- The Fight for Civil Rights, Grades 9-12. Day 2 illustrates an effective Group Investigation.
  Scientific Inquiry Model The NWREL Mathematics and Science Education Center developed this model to help K-12 teachers infuse inquiry into their science instruction and curriculum.
The I-search Unit. A well-proven model that engages higher order thinking skills.
  The Keys to Inquiry, I The Keys to Inquiry, II
  The Solar System An inquiry lesson using math and science
The Struggle for Women's Rights in the 1800's, Grades 7-12
Using Primary Sources to Understand the Past: Slavery and Runaway Slaves in Colonial America (1769), Grades 5-12.
Processes Community Resources to Support Learning
  Critical Thinking: Promoting It in the Classroom.
  Critical Thinking Resources: An Annotated Bibliography by Laura Ziegler includes great print resources for learning and student activities.
  The Definition of High-End Learning by Joseph S. Renzulli includes materials and specific ideas for TAG students
Books Gunter, M. A., Estes, T. H., & Schwab, J. H. (1990). Instruction: A models approach. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. .
Joyce, B., Weil, M., & Showers, B. (1992). Models of teaching, 4th ed.. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  Langford, P. (1989). Children's thinking and learning in the elementary school. Lancaster, Eng.: Technomic
  Martinello, M. L., & Cook, G. E. (1994). Interdisciplinary inquiry in teaching and learning.New York: Merrill.


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