1. From both an extrinsic and intrinsic standpoint, why would someone want to teach?

 

  1. What can a school district do to make sure a new teacher is going to be a successful teacher?

 

  1. Based on William Glasser’s control theory and Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, what can you do to be a better teacher?

 

  1. Explain the difference between schooling and education?

 

  1. Identify and describe groups that exercise formal and informal influence in education.

 

  1. Analyze the key forces that have shaped the history of American education.

 

  1. Which is better, traditional-route or alternative-route licensure for teachers? Why?

 

  1. Describe the role of the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS) in setting high standards for the profession.

 

  1. Identify ethical problems that teachers commonly face and explain how to think about resolving them.

 

  1. Explain due process, liability, assault and battery related to teaching.

 

  1. Describe the rights of students regarding due process, corporal punishment, free speech, sexual harassment, and access to their own school records.

 

  1. What would a teacher need to do to make sure his/her classroom is both culturally diverse and culturally pluralistic?

 

  1. If you had a class of students evenly divided between each of the learning styles, how would you teach? Give specific examples.

 

  1. You know that the most effective way to teach kindergarten is through play based, developmentally appropriate experiences, but your principal says you need to use worksheets, flash cards, group reciting, etc. “so the children will be ready for the standardized testsâ€. What would you do? Give specific examples.

 

  1. You are teaching an eighth grade science class. Make a list of the 10 student rules you would have for the class.

 

  1. You teach 30 sixth graders. The principal calls you to the office during class and you leave Janie, a student, in charge of continuing the class spelling bee. When you return 15 minutes later, Janie is in tears. Over half the class has stopped being involved in the activity, two boys are yelling at Janie saying that she doesn’t even know how to pronounce the words, and 3 students are missing. What would you immediately do? What could have been done to prevent the problem?

 

  1. Should teachers be evaluated and raises be given based on their student’s scores on standardized tests?