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Presents updated research on 19 educational issues, plus 38 strategies and templates to help teachers implement RTI and user-friendly disciplinary approaches in K–12 diverse classrooms.

Reviewing Current Teaching and Learning Theories
Reviewing current teaching and learning theories
Figure 2.0 Theories in Teaching and Learning

Theory and theoretical frameworks play important roles in the teaching and learning process. Eisner (1985) feels that educational theories help teachers focus on aspects of classroom life that might otherwise be neglected. Psychological theory might address questions of self-esteem, forms of reinforcement, or the need to provide students with guided practice. However, these issues might be neglected if educational theories did not remind teachers of them. Glatthorn (1996) agrees, saying, “The professional who knows the theory and research on student motivation will be better able to develop the skills to motivate students than those who operate without that knowledge base” (p. 46).

There are many theories regarding students’ ...

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