Knowledge of Student

"Smarty pants!"

Making connections using background knowledge of students.

Demonstrating knowledge of students is imperative for connecting content to the intricate profiles of students: Teachers don’t teach content in the abstract; they teach it to students. Teachers must know not only their content but also their students.

Ms. Dawn, the teacher in this video, is capable of connecting concepts for her students from how she has gotten to know them overtime. Knowing them in terms of their preferences, personalities, and how they contribute. For example, when a student perseverates on thinking about a topic or task, the teacher jokes with him for reasons of comfort, to make progress and identify the answer correct in the program

By using familiarity of a student frequently, the teacher develops an intuitive method for helping students reach their goals.

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