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Using instructional strategies to teach content and skills is not some newfangled idea. Socrates, Aristotle, and St. Thomas Aquinas, among others, all understood the need to teach strategically so as to maximize learning among students. A repertoire of effective teaching strategies is one of the teacher's best means of reaching the full range of learners in the classroom and of making learning deep and memorable for students. There are a number of wonderful resources for developing an array of strategies, including Joyce and Weil's Models of Teaching (1996); Silver, Hanson, Strong, and Schwartz's Teaching Styles and Strategies (1996); and video programs such as Canter & Associates' Developing Lifelong Learners (1996), Video Journal's Instructional Strategies for Greater Student Achievement (1995), and ASCD's Teaching Strategies Library (1987).
This appendix includes some of our favorite teaching strategies organized by instructional purpose. The learning styles and multiple intelligences that each strategy engages are also provided according to the following keys: