Ok, let's get real. Learning is hard.
Not just that... the statement, "learning is hard" takes on a whole other meaning in psychology, because it's an entire unit!
Not to mention it's not about the stuff you might think of when you say "learning" - stuff like memory and studying... o no, that all goes in the next unit, Cognitive Psychology... stay tuned for that post.
So let's chat about learning and how you might use your time on Learning effectively so students get all the rather confusing terms adjusted in their brains correctly the first time.
Introducing Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning to your students is best done slowly and with examples. I mean visual examples where students can work through the principles of classical conditioning at their own pace. My favorite video to use is this one where a sister conditions her brother- it seems to resonate with students, especially those with younger siblings.
Before you get to...
By this time of year, no matter what you teach, you are rolling right along in content yet only holding on for dear life through the awfulness that is October, November, and December when it comes to having motivation and patience. Remember, you can do this!!
Seriously, this time of year is hard. It's hard because there is not really a chance to come for air in the near future. You just have to keep your head down and keep at it. That's why I hope to provide you with resources that are quality, reliable, and engaging for your students in AP Psychology.
Sensation and Perception is also a large unit, meaning lots and lots of vocabulary and new concepts, but it's not necessarily worth it's weight in vocab terms.
Here's what I mean... Sensation & Perception is dense, but it's not big. It's percentage of how many questions on the test will be dedicated to this unit is not as high as biological bases or cognitive...