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Friday, May 25, 2012

Educational terms and phrases in UbD

High School students are required to research on the internet for the glossary of terms, write term papers or assigned topics to develop at the end of every quarter. These tasks are not at all difficult to accomplish if one has a full comprehension of what really the glossary of terms and phrases to use, where information can be acquired and how learning materials may be interpreted. Explicit and implicit meanings are indicators of word sources of data used in research. The researcher must know how to use glossary of terms either in surfing over the internet or printed materials. Here are the important 25 global educational terms and phrases with the content standard insertion using understanding by design (UbD) approach.
Content standard is one of the contents of understanding by design (UbD) that utilizes the ability of each learner to demonstrate comprehension of the interconnection among the fundamental or basic features and elements of drama, including the distinctive features, aesthetic elements and underlying objectives of varied types of global narratives, poetry, essay using the most appropriate language forms and functions that help the audience gain insights about the kind of world the people or characters inhabit.
Research procedures of macro-skills refer to the efficacy and interventions of teaching-learning process between the respondents and teacher wherein all instructions are specifically used as interventions of the study by the researcher based on the teaching-learning performance.
Oral quizzing points out to giving the grades of students during daily and graded recitations.
Objective examination is a kind of exam which is objective in nature and which is significant in the sense that when two or more persons scoring the same examination paper apart from one another will acquire the same test results.
Eclectic motivation gives emphasis to the importance of strategies in teaching wherein the teacher should not be utilizing one technique of motivation at a time and he must be utilizing as many strategies or techniques as possible at any given time.
Cognitive learning stresses out verbal and ideational learning which is also the acquisition of savvy, facts and information, concepts, comprehension, rationalization and the like.
Teaching the essence of education to students educates the values in the real sense that the learners with different backgrounds and personalities have one goal, one mission and one vision, and it imparts knowledge to them as students regardless of age, gender and race.
Language skills’ acquisition requires the mastery of a learner in terms of educational system that takes literally years to learn; in addition, it requires on the part of the teacher skill in noting the difficulties of the learners in both oral and written English, presuming that the students have mastered the listening skill while still in their elementary years.
Language facility raises student’s intelligence as measured by intelligence tests; and for this reason, the language facility in speaking and in writing is a must for the educator who has to find ways to teach all his students properly because if the students are taught properly, the latter can learn skills and concepts necessary to function in modern society.
Classroom management is concerned with the effective teaching and safety of every learner inside and outside of the classroom, including the administration of activities with special reference to diverse problems in educational settings; in addition, it is composed of the six educational elements such as discipline, democratic techniques, use of supplies and reference materials, physical features of the classroom, general housekeeping and social relationship of students.
Language learning is indispensable on the part of learners who undergo rigid studies of the language, but teaching involves much more than the savvy of methods and other significant learning approaches in acquiring a particular language.
Decision making is regarded as an outcome of mental processes leading to the selection of a course of action among several choices with different points of view, thus fulfilling every decision making that produces a final result in the educational learning process.
Multiple intelligences model is one of the contributory factors in panning out through a variety of learning style models that have been proposed in general education with follow-up inquiry by language educators in order to enhance, dredge up and discover the potentialities and capabilities of every learner in the classroom.
English for special purposes is one the desirable goals to strive in language teaching and in general communicative competence; besides, language teaching has a definite purpose, and the teachers themselves teach only the requisite for a particular purpose, be it an occupation or business English, or a domain which is English for Science and Technology.
Secondary freshmen are student-entrants of any learning institution to ameliorate learning based on the structured lessons, and they differ mentally according to the departmentalized lessons, advanced lessons presented, and general performance leading to their intellectual aspects of learning.
Students with their macro-skills may refer to the general aspect to grasp at the innovative teaching-learning approaches shared to them not only by the teachers but also by the freshmen in terms of the five (5) areas of English language teaching, namely, listening, speaking, reading, writing and viewing as sequenced in the lessons.
Replication is a kind of answer coming from the students who would like to share their notions about the topics given by the teacher and carry out the tasks with direct way of replicating the questions based on what has been transpired in the lessons.
Classroom operations’ management may refer to the entire control and operation of all classroom activities done by both the teachers and students.
Drill indicates a special activity in the classroom which has intended solely for the teacher’s objective or goal in strengthening the connections and bonds of a certain skill possessed by every student or person. It is one of the techniques done by the teacher in carrying out the task. Drill is one of the most widely utilized procedures in teaching.
Attention refers to the attitude of readiness for action to be performed by both the teacher and students in the classroom; in addition, it gives emphasis to the importance of a mental act or concentration of the mind’s energy on an object or thought wherein the participants are directly involved and they are ready to perform or answer the questions with ease and freedom.
Goals may refer to the aims of effective education, and these may also be either general or specific, or may be either philosophical or psychological.
Group activity is a school activity carried on cooperatively by a group of learners per subject, and it may perform or carry out usually in constitution, dramatization, projects, essays, declamations, speech choir, and so forth.
Teaching is the process of imparting knowledge or savvy to students regardless of age, gender and race; in addition to teaching, it is the process of directing, guiding, encouraging and stimulating learning activities in the classroom wherein the students and subject teacher will exchange ideas thoroughly  of a certain topic that is being taught for a day-lesson-plan-teaching.
Word perception involves sensation with the eyes that intermediately catch sight of the printed symbols and with the aid of light rays that categorically strike the retina and other parts of the eyes that move in a swift and well-coordinated manner, jumping from term to term or word to word in a series of reading fixation.
Literal comprehension refers clearly to the understanding of facts or ideas extracted from the explicit or stated information given in the text or the answer itself comes directly from a textbook with fixed meaning.


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The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton. A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. ~Author Unknown. What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~Karl Menninger. Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. ~Author Unknown. The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. ~K. Patricia Cross


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