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Are You a Good Teacher Quiz Results

Julia G. Thompson

Don’t peek at the answers if you haven’t already taken this quiz!

1. Students take too long to get their materials arranged for a test.

c. Tell them they can have one minute to get ready and then time them by pointedly watching the clock.

2. A student is lost in a daydream instead of finishing a reading assignment.

c. Move to stand near the student.

3. Students jokingly insult each other while waiting for class to begin.

b. Remind students of the procedure for starting class and the class rule about showing respect for others.

4. A student always finishes assignments in a rush and then wants to spend the rest of class doing absolutely nothing.

b Design instruction so that one assignment will flow into the next. Students can use a checklist to keep on track.

5. A few students show up day after day without completed homework assignments.

b Ask them to write out the reason and then work with them to figure out a solution. Take a positive approach.

6. Students ball up papers and toss them at the wastebasket while you are giving directions about an assignment.

a. Shake your head, frown, and move near them.

7. A student is constantly disorganized. A book bag full of crumpled papers functions as a locker.

a. Keep the student after class and straighten out the mess together. Work out a weekly organization goal.

8. Students chat while you are explaining the homework assignment.

b. Stop and wait for them to pay attention. Call them to order if needed.

9. A student lacks a textbook, pen, or paper.

a. Share materials from the class storehouse.

10. Students talk back rudely when you have reprimanded them.

b. Reprimand them privately.

11. Students turn in sloppy or inaccurate work.

c. Require that they redo the work whenever practical.

12. Students are tardy to class without a good reason.

a. Enforce your rules regarding tardiness to class.

13. Some students ignore you when you call for the class to quiet down to work.

c. Give the signal that they recognize as a sign that they need to get quiet.

14. A student seems to take forever to dawdle over any assignment in class—tests, quizzes, and other written work.

c. Talk to the student to find out the reasons for the slow pace and to find ways to help the student stay focused and productive.

15. One student refuses to work with the rest of the students in a group.

a. Make sure that everyone knows the reason for the assignment, has an appropriate role in the group, and has been taught teamwork skills.

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