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The language of educators Krystle Feehan April 12, 2011 Modern Grammar Project #2
What is lexicon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g_3VhFysy4 lex·i·con /ˈlɛksɪˌkɒn, -kən/ Show Spelled[lek-si-kon, -kuhn] Show IPA –noun, plural lex·i·ca /ˈlɛksɪkə/ show+spelled">Show Spelled[lek-si-kuh] Show IPA, lex·i·cons. 1. a wordbook or dictionary, especially of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew. 2. the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc. 3. inventory or record: unparalleled in the lexicon of human relations. 4. Linguistics . a. the total inventory of morphemes in a given language. b. the inventory of base morphemes plus their combinations with derivational morphemes.
The Lexicon of Educators Educators have a very specific language that if you are not well informed of their language you may be confused as to what they are talking about.
Mini Dictionary http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Lexicon-of-Learning/Lexicon-of-Learning.aspx
A Ability Grouping: “–noun Education . a system whereby students are separated into different groups or classes according to test scores or relative scholastic ability, as to assure that gifted students are not inhibited by slower learners.” http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ability+grouping
C Charter school –”noun an autonomous public school created by a contract between a sponsor, as a local school district or corporation, and an organizer, as a group of teachers or a community group, often with a curriculum or focus that is not traditional.” http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/charter+schools?o=100074
C col·lab·o·ra·tion [kuh-lab-uh-rey-shuhn] Show IPA –noun 1. the act or process of collaborating. 2. a product resulting from collaboration: This dictionary is a collaboration of many minds. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/collaboration
D dys·lex·i·a [dis-lek-see-uh] Show IPA –noun Pathology . any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dyslexia
I in·clu·sion [in-kloo-zhuhn] Show IPA –noun 1. the act of including. 2. the state of being included. 3. something that is included. 4. Biology . a body suspended in the cytoplasm, as a granule. 5. Mineralogy . a solid body or a body of gas or liquid enclosed within the mass of a mineral. 6. Petrography . xenolith. 7. Logic, Mathematics . the relationship between two sets when the second is a subset of the first. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inclusion
I intelligence quotient: “–noun Psychology . an intelligence test score that is obtained by dividing mental age, which reflects the age-graded level of performance as derived from population norms, by chronological age and multiplying by 100: a score of 100 thus indicates a performance at exactly the normal level for that age group. Abbreviation: IQ “ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/iq
L learning disability: –noun a disorder, as dyslexia, usually affecting school-age children of normal or above-normal intelligence, characterized by difficulty in understanding or using spoken or written language, and thought to be related to impairment or slowed development of perceptual motor skills. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/learning+disability?o=100074
M main·stream·ing [meyn-stree-ming] Show IPA –noun integration of children with special educational problems, as a physical handicap, into conventional classes and school activities. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mainstreaming?o=100074
P ped·a·go·gy [ped-uh-goh-jee, -goj-ee] Show IPA –noun, plural -gies. 1. the function or work of a teacher; teaching. 2. the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pedagogy?o=100074
T team teaching: –noun Education . a program in which two or more teachers integrate their subjects, such as literature and history, into one course, which they teach as a team, to create a broader perspective for the student. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/team+teaching?o=100074
Short Story: Here at this school we use ability grouping which is a type of testing to place students in groups according to their abilities. We also use collaboration which is where two or more teacher teach together. We also use inclusion to include all of our students into the regular classroom as much as possible.