This packet includes all five of my Putting Psychology Back into Teaching products. Whether you are an Instructional Coach using this packet for a Professional Development session or just a teacher looking to improve your pedagogy, I hope you enjoy the invaluable information provided in this packet!
Begin by exploring Lev Vygotsky’s contributions to the world of education such as the Zone of Proximal Development and scaffolding. In this resource you will learn how to pin point a student’s ability level and create differentiated materials to meet their academic needs. Then you will move to exploring Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. You will learn how this psychological theory should affect your classroom management practice. As you continue in to the next section, you will see a breakdown of specific factors that at-risk students and how you can meet those needs in your own classroom. You will also learn about Lavoie’s theory on student motivation and how to increase student engagement in your classroom. Finally, you will put all of this knowledge in to action using the Psychology Based Lesson Plan Template.