Advanced Organizer
structure for new material presented prior to learning to interpret and organize new information
Analogy
A comparison between two things with partial similarity for the purpose of clarification and explanation.

Collaborate (Collaboration)
Work jointly to produce or create.
Critical Thinking
purposeful, reflective judgment used to solve problems
Curriculum
Instructional content
Discourse
Written or spoken communication
Domain
Related area
Eclectic
Broad and Diverse sources
Empower (Empowerment)
ability or power to do something
Explicit
clearly stated or defined, leaving no room for doubt
Feedback
Information about a person’s performance of a task
Graphic Organizer
Visual representations of knowledge, concepts, or ideas
Heterogeneous Grouping
Groups that include a wide variety of instructional levels
Homogeneous Grouping
Groups that include similar characteristics or abilities
Implicit
Implied, but not plainly expressed
Impulsivity
to act on impulse without thinking
Instruction
How we teach the curriculum
Internalize
Using one’s own nature to absorb or learn
Learner-Centered or Student-Centered
Incorporating teaching techniques and strategies that focus on the students’ needs
Modality (Modalities)
A tendency to conform to a particular way of learning. Ex. Seeing (Visual), Hearing (auditory), touching (tactile), or moving (kinesthetic).
Objectivity
judgment based on facts and not influences by emotions or personal prejudices
Paradigm
A model; a typical pattern or example of something
Pedagogy
The method and practice of teaching
Precocious
the development of certain abilities at an earlier age than usual
Proficiency
Correctly applying skills and abilities
Project Learning
to discover meaning by working individually or in small groups to solve complex, real-world problems
Rationale
The logical basis behind a lesson or rule
Reflection
to examine presented information, question it validity, and draw conclusions based on the resulting ideas
Rote Learning
Memorization by repetition
Scope
the extent of material that is covered in a lesson
Self-Directed Learning
shifting the responsibility of learning to the students through activities that engage them in increasingly complex patterns of thought
Student Ownership
allowing the student to control their own learning process
Subjectivity
judgment based on individual feelings and opinions rather than external facts
Teacher Centered
(a traditional teaching style) all decisions about techniques and teaching strategies are decided by the teacher
Technology
All devices (not limited to computers) used to complete a task
Terminology (Terminologies)
specific technical terms used in an area of expertise
Vicarious Learning
Learning by observing others