Skill 1 - FTCE Developmental Knowledge

  1. What is the 2nd most common group of psychiatric disturbances of childhood called with symptoms including extreme anxiety related to over dependence, social isolation, sleep problems, unwarranted nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and headaches?
  2. What is a serious emotional disorder which is characterized by a loss of contact with reality?
  3. What is the most common psychosis of childhood in which the child loses touch with reality and withdraws from relationships with others.
  4. A habitually flat or habitually agitated facial expression is one of the major signs of what psychotic disorder?
  5. Children suffering from this disorder are occasionally mute, but at times talk incessantly using bizarre words in ways that make no sense.
  6. Social- emotional development begins with
    An awareness of peers but lack of concern for their presence.
  7. Social-emotional development in young children includes...
    Engaging in "parallel" activities and playing alongside their peers without directly interacting with one another.
  8. During Social-emotional development in the primary years...
    Children develop an interest in peers. They establish productive and positive social and working relationships with one another.
  9. Children go through patterns of learning, beginning with ______ and moving to ______.
    Preoperational thought processes and moving to concrete operational thoughts
  10. Children of most ages can use symbols such as words and numbers to represent objects and relations, but they need
    Concrete reference points.
  11. For students, the content of curriculum must be
    Relevant, engaging, and meaningful to them
  12. Effective teachers select and implement appropriate learning activities that are
    consistent with principles of human growth and development theory.
  13. What type of activities can assist students in learning to collaborate and share personal and cultural ideas and values in a classroom environment.
    Cooperative learning activities
  14. These type of learning activities tend to serve as a tool to reinforce the teacher's lesson presentation.
    Objective driven learning activities
  15. Combining instructional activities provides students with relevant learning experiences and helps to
    reinforce information
  16. What are the four reasons young people start using drugs and alcohol?
    • Curiosity 
    • Party
    • Peer pressure
    • To avoid dealing with problems
  17. What is typically learned during late adolescence that can be missed due to the use of drugs and/ or alcohol?
    Sophisticated anger modulation techniques
  18. When dealing with a student who is suffering serious emotional disturbances, the teacher must
    maintain open communication with the parents and other professionals who are involved with the student when overt behavior characteristics are exhibited.
  19. Students with behavior disorders need constant behavior modification, which may involve
    communication between the home and school on a daily basis.
  20. The most common emotional problems found in student populations are parent-child problems, which includes,
    deficits in communication, authority, and respect between parent and child.
  21. If deviant behavior does occur, the teacher should have arranged for
    a safe and secure time-out place where the student can go for a respite and an opportunity to regain self-control.
  22. What are Piaget's 4 stages of development?
    • 1. Sensorimotor (Birth to 2)
    • 2. Preoperation (2 to 7)
    • 3. Concrete Operational (7 to 11)
    • 4. Formal Operational (7 to 15)
  23. Piaget believed that children pass through a series of stages to develop from the most basic forms of concrete thinking to
    sophisticated levels of abstract thinking
  24. Piaget and other cognitive learning theorists, maintained that children acquire knowledge of linguistic structures after they have acquired
    the cognitive structures necessary to process language
  25. Joining words for specific meaning necessitates
    sensorimotor intelligence
  26. What are the 7 different ways the multiple intelligences theory suggests that students learn?
    • 1. Visually/ spatially
    • 2. Musically
    • 3. Verbally
    • 4. Logically/ mathematically
    • 5. Interpersonally
    • 6. Intrapersonally
    • 7. Bodily/ Kinesthetically
  27. The most current learning theory, constructive learning, allows students to
    construct learning opportunities
  28. For constructivist teachers, the belief is that students create their own reality of knowledge and
    how to process and observe the world around them.
  29. What are the 4 components of the constructivist model?
    • 1. Learner creates knowledge.
    • 2. Learner constructs and makes meaningful new knowledge to existing knowledge.
    • 3. Learner shapes and constructs knowledge.
    • 4. The student, teacher, and classmates establish knowledge cooperatively on a daily basis.
  30. What type of classroom becomes a place where where students are encouraged to interact with the instructional process by asking questions and posing new ideas to old theories?
    Constructive learning classrooms
  31. Which learning theory deals with "the study of how to help the learner gain understanding about how knowledge is constructed and about the conscious tools for constructing that knowledge?"
    Metacognition learning
  32. Which learning theories look at the social interactions of students in that classroom that instruct or impact learning opportunities in the classroom
    Social and behavioral theories
  33. What are the main 3 reasons for a parent-teacher conference?
    • 1. To share information with the parents concerning performance and behavior.
    • 2. Obtaining information from the parents about the child.
    • 3. To request parent support or involvement in specific activities or requirements.
  34. How should you begin a parent-teacher conference?
    Putting the parent at ease and establishing a comfortable mood, but not wasting time with unnecessary small talk. Begin the discussion with positive comments about the student, such as strengths and desirable attributes, without exaggerating.
  35. In a parent-teacher conference how how should you address issues or areas of concern?
    By focusing on observable behaviors and concrete results or information. By sharing specific work sample and anecdotal records of behavior which demonstrate the concern clearly. Be a good listener and hear the parent's comments and explanations.
  36. How do you end a parent-teacher conference?
    With an agreed plan of action then bring the conference to a close politely but firmly and thanking the parent for being involved.
  37. What should you include in a follow up note after a parent-teacher conference?
    Briefly and concisely reiterate the action plan agreed to, be polite and professional, avoid the temptation to be too informal or chatty.
  38. Students who work with adult mentors from culturally diverse backgrounds are given a multicultural aspect of learning that is
    cooperative and multimodal
  39. What is a technology strategy that keeps students and teachers interactively communicating about issues in the classroom and beyond?
    Distance learning
  40. Researchers have shown that greater rates of students graduating and seeking higher education have been linked to
    school involvement and connections with community.
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Skill 1 - FTCE Developmental Knowledge
FTCE Developmental Knowledge Skill 1