- Thematic teaching saves instructional time. You can combine subjects that are mutually supportive, making learning more efficient.
- Thematic teaching fosters thinking through highlighting connections and
- Teaching skills in context.
- Therefore, transfer is not an issue.
- Thematic teaching can utilize any level of balance between teacher directed and student directed learning. It is easy to move back and forth as the units and activities require.
- Thematic teaching is child centered. It takes into account developmental levels, needs, and talents of individual students.
- Thematic teaching often allows a certain amount of student choice over content and product, taking into account individual student interests.
- Thematic learning is active learning!
- Project based thematic instruction provides many opportunities for multisensory, manipulative based learning.
- Thematic instruction is particularly effective at providing multiple paths to the same skill, thereby increasing the likelihood of student success.
- Cross curricular integration stimulates the use of art, music, and physical education to support learning in content areas.
- Thematic teaching makes differentiated instruction much easier. Students can be learning the same material on a variety of achievement levels.
- Thematic teaching makes teaching multi-graded classrooms much easier. It ties grade levels together across common themes.
- Thematic teaching is particularly good at tricking students into the repetitive practice of skills just because the students are immersed in a variety of different projects focused in the same direction. They don’t realize they are practicing the same things over and over!
- Thematic learning is fun!
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