Teaching Methodologies

The following is a description of and explicit examples of my teaching methodologies, strategies and techniques used in and out of my classroom.

Why do I choose the teaching strategies and methods that I use?

  • To demonstrate practical teaching examples
  • Relate to my students’ interests
  • To engage students in hands-on memorable learning experiences

How would I describe my particular teaching style?

  • Teacher as a guide

What do I do inside and outside of the classroom?

  • Send out periodical announcements that relate to the course (for ex: informing students about an upcoming podcast that relates to course content)
  • I am available to my students via office hours, email/messaging in Canvas

How do I assess student learning?

  • Summative: Digital portfolios, teaching demonstrations
  • Formative: Daily discussions/student feedback, student generated inquiry questions, google form responses as digital worksheets, reading response

What kind of feedback do I give to students?

  • Feedback that is unique to each student’s intended education track
  • Daily feedback, whole group and one-to-one
  • Individual assignment comments in Canvas
  • Class announcements that summarize assignment review comments


Brief Description










Pre-service teachers (PSTs) choose a literacy topic of interest to research and become “the expert.” They create a digital portfolio and present it in roundtable format during their final exam. Literacy Expert Digital Portfolios









Class Created Website




 PSTs in Fall 2016 created this website by adding award-winning children’s books, book summaries, and teaching ideas. Future classes have selected a book and designed a lesson plan to teach ELA. Award-winning children’s literature with lesson plans






Interuniversity Collaboration




PSTs brainstorm ideas and integrate technology to meet learning standards, and collaborate using the SeeSaw learning application.  






Hands-on technology training workshops




PSTs use iPads to support literacy instruction.




Canvas group Discussions




 PSTs are divided into small groups to discuss weekly readings.












Students partake in debates to discuss critical issues.






Sticky Note Peer Evaluation Wall Chat




PSTs revise lesson plans using sticky notes to provide constructive feedback.







Engage in Practical PK-6 Classroom Practices





PSTs participate in actual elementary classroom activities. In this example, PSTs are engaging in “Vocabulary on the Move” and using context clues to figure out the word on their forehead.







Interactive, guided lessons





Instead of using PPT, these packets provide content to springboard class discussions and give PSTs space to document and respond to learning.  







Virtual Field Experiences





PSTs observe EC classrooms from a remote viewing lab, watch and compare literacy videos, complete a SWOT analysis of a technology Cool Tool, and complete a module on cultural sensitivity, exceptional learners, and differentiated instruction.