Teaching & Learning Strategies, Concepts, and Terms That Every Teacher Must Know: Letters CA-CE

To be considered a competent educator, there are almost 2000 strategies, concepts, and terms that you must know. However, since teachers wear so many hats, who has the time to learn them all? Don’t worry; we have you covered. In this series, we will discuss all the teaching and learning strategies, concepts, and terms that you need to know to be considered an effective educator. There are over 70 articles in this series, so pace yourself. We recommend reading one piece per weekday, which will allow you to complete the series in three to four months. We hope you enjoy it.

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Caldecott Medal An award which recognizes the artist(s) of the most distinguished American picture book of the year.

Calling Order Throughout a lesson, the order in which teachers ask particular students to respond to questions.

Canonical Babbling Speech using duplicated consonant-vowel combinations.

Canonical Vocalizations Speech that uses vowels and consonants to create syllables that sound like real speech. Canonical vocalizations most often begin to occur between the ages of six to ten months.

Capstone Project Is a major assignment that serves as the culminating learning activity for students exiting middle school, high school, undergraduate studies, graduate studies, etc.

Cardiologists Doctors who study the heart and circulatory system.

Career Services A department at an institution of higher education that offers guidance, workshops and other support to help students find jobs, internships or apply for graduate school.

Caregiving Physical and emotional support, particularly of a child by a parent or other adult.

Catalytic Event A trigger that causes a child to want to learn more or sparks their interest in learning.

Categorical Aid Refers to the means of federal funding for education where monies are targeted to specific federal programs or services and must only be used for those purposes. These monies are required to be accounted for and reported on periodically.

Categorization Organization of experiences that help with memory and recall.

Causality The concept that people and events can directly correlate with changes.

Cause and Effect A text pattern that shows how ideas, acts, and events (causes) can lead to other events or ideas (effects).

Cause/Effect Clue A type of context clue that allows the reader to use reason and the result relation to predict a word’s meaning.

Center-Based Models A type of intervention using structured classroom activities with children under the age of three.

Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) A set of disorders not associated with hearing loss, intelligence, or specific language impairment where the individual struggles with perceiving and understanding language.

Centration The propensity to focus on a partial or single dimension of an object or event.

Cerebral Palsy Is a complicated condition characterized by difficulty with movement. It may cause low muscle tone, poor muscle control, or issues with posture and balance. Every individual can have different symptoms as a result of the brain damage that caused the cerebral palsy to develop. All of these symptoms can make the classroom experience difficult for students and teachers affected by cerebral palsy on a daily basis. Fortunately, we are making great strides when it comes to assistive technology that can help.

Certification Describes the process through which a teacher’s competency, professional preparation, and similar factors are assessed. These factors assist in determining if the candidate has the potential to become an effective educator. If an individual completes the process, he or she is granted licensure.

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