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

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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Challenge-Based Learning Is similar to problem or project-based learning. While these models have existed for decades, challenge-based learning was created more recently and aims to incorporate 21st-century skills into problem-based learning.

Challenging Behavior Disruptive, rude, hurtful or harmful actions of a student. Anti-social actions that disrupt a student’s education or social interaction.

Chants Rhythmic recitation of spoken words or sounds by a group.

Charismatic Mean An individual’s capability to energize others toward achieving a goal. One aspect of leadership.

Charter Schools Is a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the local or state school system. Charter schools tend to have some flexibility when it comes to state regulations; they may not have to follow all regulations required of traditional schools in the state. Most states have student performance expectations that charter schools are required to meet to maintain the charter. Charter schools share other characteristics: they don’t require an assessment to gain admission, they are nonsectarian, financial support is in line with student quantity, and existing public schools can adapt to become charter schools.

Checklists Forms a teacher uses to quickly record the skills or behaviors of students in a classroom.

Child Find A community-wide effort that uses many agency resources to have contact with infants, young children, and their families.

Child Find The duty of every school district to track down, identify, and assess students with disabilities in their area.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Childhood apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder that involves issues with planning and programming of movement sequences that result in dysprosody and speech sound production errors. When compared to phonological impairment, childhood apraxia is quite rare as it occurs in about 1 to 2 children per one thousand. A variety of terms is associated with CAS and includes developmental verbal dyspraxia, developmental dyspraxia, and developmental apraxia of speech.

Childhood Dysarthria The motor speech disorder that involves difficulty with the sensorimotor control processes is called childhood dysarthria. Childhood dysarthria is involved in the production of speech, typically that of motor programming and execution. This can be a result of a neurological condition (neurofibromatosis), traumatic brain injury, or neurological impairment during or after birth (cerebral palsy). Six types of dysarthria exist and are as follows: ataxia, flaccid, spastic, hypokinetic, hyperkinetic, and mixed.

Child-initiated Projects that are chosen by children and pursued based on their own goals.

Choral Responses Replies to questions that the whole class makes in unison.

Cinquain A poetry form which has five lines, and focuses on a word and its synonyms. It can be useful for representing ideas in content areas.

Civic Literacy Knowledge of how to actively participate and effect change in the local community and society.

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