Teaching & Learning Strategies, Concepts, and Terms That Every Teacher Must Know: Letters CL

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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Clarifying Table A teaching tool and graphic organizer to assist in the comprehension of complex terms.

Class Inclusion A skill acquired in the concrete operational stage of Piaget’s cognitive development theory in which individuals can mentally process classes of objects and the relationships between their subcategories, simultaneously.

Class Journals Written records about a class’s progress toward a learning standard or other educational goal made by the teacher.

Classical Conditioning A process which involves repeated associations between a previously neutral stimulus and an unconditioned stimulus to induce a conditioned response in the senses.

Classical Conditioning Concerning empathy development, the arousal of a feeling based on seeing another with that feeling, for example, a child who sees a distressed caregiver and subsequently exhibits distress.

Classical Idealism Refers to the set of theories put forward by Socrates and Plato (427–347 BC) in their search for an Absolute Truth. Socrates and Plato questioned the fundamentals of reality, knowledge, and human nature. From these teachings emerged the Socratic method—the process of gaining knowledge by carefully questioning and then criticizing the answers. Socrates believed that all humanity possessed and was capable of such knowledge. Plato believed his ideas, referred to as forms, were all connected and arranged in a hierarchy, with the greatest of all forms being the Forms of Good. He believed that only the most knowledgeable would reach ultimate truth.

Classical Realism Suggests that matter is real and that it is separate from our perceptions. You may not see it, hear it, or feel it, but it nevertheless exists. Education cultivates the capacity to reason, which allows for proper choices. Aristotle asserted that ideas could exist without matter, but matter cannot exist without ideas.

Classroom Management The various strategies and skills that educators employ to keep pupils structured, docile, attentive, motivated, and academically successful during a class or school day.

Classroom Monitorships Jobs within the classroom which are undertaken by students and in which they are responsible for monitoring the behavior of classmates or performing other jobs. Leadership activities for students.

Close Reading An active reading technique in which teachers guide students in reading a text, in whole or in part, numerous times and supporting them during each reading.

Closed Word Sorting An organizational technique in which students group words in ways that fit the particular criteria given by the teacher.

Cloud Computing When it comes to greater educational collaboration, cloud computing has unlimited potential. This is true for teacher-to-teacher, teacher-to-parent, and teacher-to-student applications. By using a common location, academic expectations can be better accessed, along with actual student work. Instructors can also share learning materials and experiences through the remote opportunities that cloud computing provides.

Cloud-Based Elearning Is online learning that takes place on the cloud – a virtual space that is not tied to any one computer. There are various cloud-based elearning management systems available, and they bring with them a whole host of benefits for the classroom at all educational levels.

Cloze Procedure A test where the adult will identify an object for a child and multiply it, asking the child to change the morpheme.

Cluster Grouping A form of gifted student grouping that is used to assign them in the regular classroom. Usually, five to seven gifted students with similar skills, gifts, and interests are grouped together in the same classroom, which allows the teacher to differentiate their instruction successfully.

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