Teaching & Learning Strategies, Concepts, and Terms That Every Teacher Must Know: Letters FL-FU
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.
Flashbulb Memory A component of memory which stores significant events mainly in visual and auditory memory.
Flexible Grouping A teaching tactic in which students are grouped to receive advanced instruction.
Flexible Groups Temporary student groups.
Flipped Classroom The traditional model of teachers lecturing in the classroom and students completing practice and homework on their own is changing. Instead, students are learning on their own and using the classroom as a place to dig more deeply into what they’ve learned. This model, known as the flipped classroom, is gaining popularity thanks to the rise of edtech.
Flipped Classroom The traditional model of teachers lecturing in the classroom and students completing practice and homework on their own is changing. Instead, students are learning on their own and using the classroom as a place to dig more deeply into what they’ve learned. This model, known as the flipped classroom, is gaining popularity thanks to the rise of edtech. How does the flipped classroom work Students watch lecture videos or complete readings at home. The following day in class, the teacher clarifies anything students didn’t understand.
Fluency Is comprised of the reading rate (automaticity), word accuracy, and prosody. Reading with fluency has a positive impact on comprehension!
Fluent Reader A reader who reads with ease, accuracy, and comprehension at above-average levels.
Focus Groups A method of collecting data where six to twelve individuals participate in a discussion with a moderator.
Focused Feedback Particularized information directed to the learner, which often addresses how they have employed a strategic plan and identifies specific learning objectives.
Focused Observation Is an observation that is conducted with a clear purpose, where the observer is an active participant in the process.
Foreclosure The premature determination by an adolescent of one’s identity based not on his or her independent choices but on that of the parents.
Form The part of the language that is made up of phonology, morphology, and syntax.
Formal Operational Stage The phase at which an individual can undertake logical reasoning and work abstractly with hypotheticals. According to Piaget, this occurs from age eleven to adulthood.
Formal Writing A type of writing commonly associated with long-term projects, such as research papers or inquiry-based projects, which are usually evaluated through scoring guides also referred to as rubrics.
Formative Assessment Is the assessment of students’ progress toward a goal, conducted at regular intervals, with the teacher issuing feedback to help to improve the students’ academic achievement. To carry out a formative assessment, you might want to ask open-ended questions and check your students’ understanding of the task.
Frasier Talent Assessment Profile (F-TAP) A matrix identification model that was created to analyze test and nontest criteria. Fraiser created this model based on four assumptions.
Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) Builds on the zero-reject principle and states that children shall have an education that is based on an accurate diagnosis of their needs and with programs designed to meet those needs.
Freedom The ability to choose and act freely without restraint from others.
Freemium Model Following the successful mobile gaming application business model, ed-tech companies are starting to offer free services with paid upcharges. Consider Candy Crush Saga way of doing business. Anyone with a smartphone, tablet or desktop Facebook access can download the game at no cost. As users progress through the addictive, sugar-laden levels, they are prompted to make small purchases (usually between 99 cents and $3) to gain access to higher levels, add more lives or buy level “boosters” to help their luck. Essentially, that’s the freemium model in a nutshell.
Free-Recall Learning The process of learning items in a list in any order.
Frequency Records Checklists that allow a teacher to quickly note how frequently a specific behavior is exhibited in class.
Freshman A student in the initial year of high school or college.
Frustration Level The threshold for reading output beyond which students are unable to continue reading due to the difficulty of the material despite having had instruction and guidance.
Fry Readability Graph A formula to determine the readability level in books based on the length of the text, the sentence structures, and the vocabulary it contains.
Fulfillment of Needs Association with a group based on the belief that the group will meet the needs of its members. One aspect of an individual’s sense of community.
Full Inclusion A classroom arrangement where a child with special needs receives all of their educational needs within the normal curriculum. In order to make full inclusion possible, a special education teacher will often work side by side with the traditional education teacher to help them fully implement the IEP goals.
Full-Time Student A college student who is taking at least the minimum amount of credits that it takes to have a full course load.
Functional Analysis (FA) The identification of a child’s antecedents, behaviors and consequences (ABCs) for specific behavior indicators through observation on multiple occasions and across a variety of situations.
Functional AssimilationThe tendency to exercise schema whenever a particular situation arises. This behavior helps children to improve their behavior and extend it to other situations.
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) A method for using direct and indirect information to understand the motivation for and emotional factors causing a student’s problematic behavior to determine the best means to address the behavior.
Functional Behavior Assessment A method that links detailed observation of one student to individualized curriculum intervention.
Functional Behavioral Assessment A method for identifying the root causes of behavioral problems and providing possible interventions for addressing the behavior.
Functional Goals Goals that are put in place to make caring for a child easier on the family.
Functional Literacy The literacy skills required to navigate society successfully.
Functional Vocabulary Words that will be used across all curriculum. It can include text pattern words like cause and effect, comparison and contrast, and problem and solution. Functional vocabulary also helps to generate questions with words like imagine, predict, and justify.
Funds of Knowledge The unique knowledge the child brings to the classroom, having learned from his family culture, experiences, and perspectives.