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The Tree: Trunk

The TRUNK of the TREE consists of what the STUDENT brings with them to the learning context. Teachers need to be aware of these different factors throughout all stages of the learning process in order to best facilitate student learning. Each concept from the Tree TRUNK are listed below.  To work through these concepts click on the links below and complete the questions and activities that accompany each page. Take time to work with each concept in terms of WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM so that you can see how to apply the concepts in your own teaching. 

Theories of Learning
Classroom Milieu: Humour, Smiles, Safety
Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
Language Learning Strategies
Motivation, Investment & Attitude
    Cognitive Capacity
Reflection IN and ON Action


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