Since the beginning of time man has sought to learn and to grow. The contemporary conception of instructional strategies acknowledges that the goals of schooling are complex and multifaceted, and that teachers need many approaches to meet the varied learner outcomes for their diverse students. A single method is no longer adequate. Academics are only part of what our students need to interact and learn; modern day formal classroom-based instruction will not succeed without our teachers having many tools in their toolbox of instructional strategies.
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein
For this reason, The Office of Prevention considers Instructional Strategies to be one of the four essential strands of violence and substance abuse prevention. The Instructional Strategies teachers choose to incorporate shapes the learning environment, ensures gains, and helps our students live healthy lives free of substance abuse and violence. OPP has divided Instructional Strategies into two prevention areas for practical integration into school curriculum and culture:
OPP offers workshops on these two areas of Instructional Strategies, to helps ensure effective instruction where student performance improves and teachers feel confident about how, where and when to apply the strategies in their classrooms.
Planting Seeds of Prevention
NEW FOR 2012-13! The ‘Planting Seeds of Prevention’ Curriculum Book was created by OPP to serve as a teaching tool and one stop shop for all your prevention needs. The prevention curriculum is organized into the 4 strands of prevention: Violence Prevention, Instructional Strategies, Health and Wellness, and Substance Abuse Prevention. Within each strand there are specialized lessons related to each area of prevention for both primary and secondary grades. Click on the cover to access the Instructional Strategies section.
“If it’s FREE, it’s for ME!”
Look for this downloadable PDF as you scroll down the Resource page – is is an extensive list of FREE prevention resources!