In the current view of classroom management, the teacher is best viewed as which of the following?
Classroom management principles sometimes are applied differently in elementary and secondary schools because
|A)||teachers are trained differently.|
|B)||of the differing school structures.|
|C)||of different administrative organization.|
|D)||None of these choices is correct—they are not applied differently across elementary and secondary schools.|
Mr. Gonzalez is having difficulty keeping students on task. Which of the following strategies will most likely increase academic learning time in the classroom?
|A)||He should remember that a good sense of humor is important.|
|B)||He should hold students accountable for their work done during class.|
|C)||He should allow ample time for transition from one activity to the next.|
|D)||He can interrupt class presentations when distracted by student misbehavior.|
A teacher wants to have a class discussion on current events in which all 23 of her students can participate equally. Which of the following seating arrangements would be most suitable for this event?
Students will most likely become self-reliant in classrooms that are managed with which strategy?
Jerome has started his first day student teaching and finds that his cooperating teacher is consistently aware of what is happening in the classroom, monitors students' behavior on a regular basis, and responds to misbehavior before it escalates. How would you describe Jerome's cooperating teacher?
|D)||None of the above|
Which of the following are recommended strategies for increasing academic learning time?
|A)||Flip-flopping from one topic to another|
|B)||Maximizing transition time between activities|
|C)||Avoiding dwelling on a topic once the point has been made|
|D)||Responding to distractions|
Of the following traits, which is most typical of students when teachers adopt the authoritative strategy of classroom management?
Rules and procedures should be
|A)||firm and punitive.|
|B)||flexible and subjective.|
|C)||reasonable and necessary.|
|D)||set in stone.|
When getting students to share and assume responsibility in the classroom, teachers should do what?
|A)||Teaches should involve students in the planning and implementation of classroom initiatives.|
|B)||Teachers should accept reasonable excuses infrequently.|
|C)||Teachers should emphasize teacher control.|
|D)||Teachers should have students develop the classroom management plan.|
Ms. Ryan offers students praise whenever they show that they are on task. Ms. Ryan is using what management strategy?
|B)||Controlling the student's behavior|
Mrs. Alvarez had been having difficulty in getting Tyrone to work in cooperative learning groups. So she had started just putting him at the same table working among other students. When he did this reliably without getting into trouble she asked him to simply share the materials with students at the same table. Now he can work in cooperative groups without getting into trouble. What is the name for the strategy Mrs. Alvarez employed?
|B)||Controlling the student's behavior|
When communicating with parents of students, all of the following strategies would be effective EXCEPT which one?
|A)||Be an active listener.|
|B)||Advise parents about how to handle problem areas.|
|C)||Make eye contact.|
|D)||Use non-threatening words and body language.|
Which of the following is the best strategy for developing active listening skills?
|A)||Practice paraphrasing other people's comments.|
|B)||Practice criticizing people with different points of view.|
|C)||Practice offering advice to people who need it.|
|D)||Practice interrupting politely.|
Which of the following is the most frequent type of bullying?
|A)||Subjects of rumors|
|B)||Hit, slapped, or pushed|
|C)||Belittled about religion or race|
|D)||Belittled about looks or speech|
All of the following describe characteristics of victims of bullies, EXCEPT:
|A)||They are lonely.|
|B)||They have difficulty making friends.|
|C)||They have low school achievement and they drink alcohol.|
|D)||The are anxious and socially withdrawn.|
Ms. Yusuf clearly communicates assignments and explains to her students what they will be doing and why, how long the assignment will last, and what to do when they are finished. What does this strategy for increasing academic learning time involve?
|D)||Maximizing transition time|
Mr. Johnson wants to get the school year off to a good start. What can he do to make good use of the first weeks of school?
|A)||He should remain at his desk so that students don't feel over-controlled.|
|B)||He should give students games and puzzles and avoid "real" assignments.|
|C)||He should avoid talking about rules and procedures so that students develop a positive attitude about the class.|
|D)||He should give students opportunities to experience success with content activities.|
Mrs. Quincy teaches middle-school science. Her classroom includes an aquarium with fish, a terrarium with an iguana, and a cage with a hamster. The desks are arranged in groups of four so that students can discuss science experiments and work together. Three different centers are set up around the perimeter of the classroom, each focused on a different area of science. Which of the following best describes Mrs. Quincy's approach to classroom arrangement?
|A)||She knows that arranging an engaging, interactive, and well-organized classroom will contribute to positive student behaviors and overall learning.|
|B)||She is wasting her time with classroom decorations and should focus more on seatwork.|
|C)||She is providing students with a chaotic and distracting classroom environment.|
|D)||She is creating an impersonal classroom environment.|
For problem behaviors that do not disrupt class activities and learning, teachers can usually use minor interventions to correct the behavior. Which of the following is not an example of a minor intervention?
|A)||They can use nonverbal cues, such as a headshake.|
|B)||They can isolate or remove the student.|
|C)||They can redirect the behavior to a positive activity.|
|D)||They can give the student a choice.|
The Bully-Proofing Your School program includes all of the following, EXCEPT:
|A)||Developing students' communication skills in conflict situations|
|B)||Training staff and parents to deal with bullying|
|C)||Training teachers and students to tolerate low levels of bullying|
|D)||Establishing a schoolwide approach and curriculum for reducing bullying|
When arranging the layout of a classroom, all of the following principles are recommended EXCEPT:
|A)||Reduce congestion in high-traffic areas.|
|B)||Ensure that all students can easily observe and participate in whole-class presentations.|
|C)||Make often-used teaching materials and student supplies easily accessible.|
|D)||Put high-achieving students in "blind spot" areas since they require less assistance and monitoring.|
J.C. is a low-income, African-American middle school student and he is frequently referred to the office for misconduct. Which of the following does NOT accurately describe his likely school environment?
|A)||J.C. and his classmates receive a disproportionate number of referrals for discipline problems as compared to their middle- and upper-income counterparts.|
|B)||J.C. and his classmates are punished more harshly for relatively minor misconduct than their higher income counterparts.|
|C)||J.C. and his classmates are only punished harshly when they commit serious infractions, such as bullying and fighting.|
|D)||J.C. and his classmates experience a cultural mismatch with their teachers.|
The very best teachers have few discipline problems because they
|A)||are great teachers with effective and engaging teaching methods.|
|B)||are expert disciplinarians who enforce an authoritarian classroom management style.|
|C)||implement clear rules and interrupt instruction to correct misbehavior and re-state rules and procedures.|
|D)||frequently refer students to the office with recommendations for detention or suspension to prevent future misbehavior.|