Read the given section before answering essay question. Make sure all of the essay questions have been answered these teachers can be a pain.
“The truly effective teacher . . . knows how to execute individual behaviors with a larger purpose in mind. This larger purpose requires placing behaviors in sequences and patterns that accumulate to create an effect greater than can be achieved by any single behavior or small set of them. This is why teaching involves a sense of timing and pacing that cannot be conveyed by any list of behaviors. The interrelationships among these behaviors, giving each its proper emphasis in the context of your classroom, are important to the effective teacher. And it is the combination of curriculum, learning objectives, instructional materials, and learners that provides the context for the proper blend” (Borich, 2007, p. 30).
“Adaptive teaching . . . works to achieve success with all students, regardless of their individual differences. It does so either by remediation (building up the knowledge, skills, or abilities required to profit from the planned instruction) or by compensation (emphasizing instructional methods/materials that rely on learner abilities that may be more highly developed). Therefore, adaptive teaching requires an understanding of your students’ learning strengths and experience with regard to specific lesson content and the alternative instructional methods that can maximize their strongest receptive modalities (e.g., visual vs. auditory; discussion vs. presentation; student experience–driven vs. text driven)” (Borich, 2007, p. 44).
A. Write an essay (suggested length of 1–2 pages) in which you describe how student error, student and teacher misconceptions, and instructional activities are interrelated in mathematics instruction.