Classroom Management Quiz Questions

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1.  Be ____________. Have a structured, student-centered lesson that requires students to remain attentive and active. Idle __________ are the devil’s workshop; idle __________ magnify the problem.
2.  Many new teachers make the mistake of ___________ too long to identify and enforce their rules. The best first step to establishing classroom discipline is to take steps on the ________ day.
3.  Enforce class rules in a clear, fair and consistent manner. All of the rules apply to ______ of the students. Do not enforce your policies for _______ students but not for others. Furthermore, ensure that equal punishments are meted out for equal behavioral infractions. Once students suspect that you __________ one student over another, even if those suspicious are groundless, your leadership in the classroom has been compromised. Students expect you to be fair, and in their situation, you would expect the same.
4.  Have the students complete an ____________ card on the first day. Make sure it contains the home and work phone numbers and names of their parents or legal guardians, as well as the best time to reach them. Make sure the students include their parent’s first and last names (in case the parent’s and student’s last name are different). Keep it on file for the entire year. If you have a phone in your classroom, ____________ a parent’s work phone number during in class is a mild deterrent for student misbehavior.
5.  Student behavior must be under __________ and directed toward _________ learning.
6.  As a new teacher, it is helpful to visualize student problems in advance and prepare options for their remediation. Talking with _______ teachers,________ teachers, and _____________ is a good place to start. This workshop will help you formulate your classroom management strategies to minimize student discipline problems.
7. 
  • Handle discipline problems _____________. If you wait too long to take action, that action will have little effect. Besides, the longer you _________ to act, the worse the situation usually gets. 
  • 8.  Monitor students who are absent from the classroom for ________ length of time. New students or students returning from home, hospital, or extended vacations may have missed too much and lag behind the rest of the class. A wise teacher shares curriculum, helps with lesson planning, and provides resources for ___________ teachers and arranges support for new students or students returning to class after a prolonged absence.
    9.  Sometimes students do not want to do what is in their best interest. When that happens the teacher needs a tool box full of responses that vary from ____________ and passive to _______________ and aggressive in order to deal with any discipline problems that arise. Additionally, a narrative is included that helps identify reasons for student misbehavior and how to tweak your disciplinary plan for maximum effectiveness. A sample Student Behavioral __________ and an Office Referral Form are available for use or modification.
    10.  Clarify what is implied by “independent work time.” Does it mean that students have to work __________? Do they have to sit by themselves? Are they allowed to _________? Until the pattern is established by the teacher, student confusion may escalate to and become student choice, which may strike against lesson intent. Make sure you ___________ the parameters of your activities, rather than forcing your students to improvise as the activities unfold. 
    11.  _____________ the correct procedures for handling and storing equipment and materials before allowing the students to work with them. Subjects like art and chemistry have elaborate, expensive, and easily broken equipment. In certain subjects like industrial arts, the students may have to pass a practicum before using a particular piece of machinery. Included with these procedures are the appropriate times for wearing safety glasses, aprons, and other items of protective clothing as well as the location of the safety shower, eyewash, and fire extinguisher. A lack of rules or enforcement of rules can lead to a student and/or teacher injury and resultant lawsuits. An ounce of ____________ is better than a pound of your ____________.        
    12.  A number of _________ discipline strategies are presented that are particularly useful for smaller, misdemeanor types of offenses. Why use a _____________to drive a nail when a normal ____________ will do the job more quickly and efficiently? .
    13.  Begin class with an Introductory __________ Activity (IEA). This is also known as a pre-operational set or “warm-up.” The IEA allows the class to begin as the students enter the room, not when the teacher decides to begin class. Most IEAs are displayed in the same prominent location every day so the students can see them as they enter the room. An effective IEA may ask the students to respond to a question from a _________lesson or begin previewing today’s lesson. It is designed to focus the attention of the students while preparing them to learn so that the teacher may complete clerical duties such as taking ___________. Most discipline problems occur at the beginning and the end of class, and IEAs help to get the class period started on the right foot.
    14.  Eliminate __________ barriers between you and your students. This typically happens when the teacher is behind his desk and students approach to hand in an assignment or a test. The visual barrier prevents the teacher from full view of the class. When this occurs, watchful students may take the opportunity to create havoc. Position students so that they are always standing by your ________, not directly in front of you.
    15.  Teacher Tip: Check with your school before deciding your method. Most schools have a ___________ for accepting late work. 
    16.  Describe the __________ that govern student interaction. When students work cooperatively or in groups, what are the rules? A clear _____________ of pre-existing rules and classroom reorganization can prevent pandemonium and increase productivity. 
    17.  It is the teacher’s responsibility to _________ and enforce the rules. If the students _______ create the rules for their own classroom, they are more likely to remember and abide by them. Ideas are provided which allow students a modicum of ____________ in the creation of these rules and the consequences for not abiding by them. Tactics are presented which allow the teacher to facilitate the development of their own rules that coincide with existing school rules.
    18.  Constantly ____________ throughout the room. When a teacher moves around, the students sense that the teacher uses the entire space and the “front” of the room can be any location. When giving a test, it is helpful to sit __________ the students so they do not know exactly where the teacher is located or where the teacher is looking. A student who is looking around while taking a test is either trying to find the teacher for help or they are looking to see if the teacher is ____________.
    19.  Position yourself so you can always _________ the entire class. Often teachers circulate around the room (which is a good thing), but end up turning their _________ on parts of the class for a prolonged period of time while they help a student (which is a bad thing). Continuously move about the room in a manner that allows the teacher to see as many students as possible. Avoid prolonged standing in a position that places students at your back.
    20.  In many cases, subtle disciplinary responses are better suited to ____________ problems and preventing them from ______________ because they provide opportunities for the teacher to remind the students of existing class rules in a ______________ way, and they do so without affecting the flow of the lesson.
    21.  Employ all of the above strategies in a ______________ , ___________ manner, and in a _____________ most effective for the given situation. The ability to make complex judgments based on the seriousness of a behavioral offense, the atmosphere of the classroom, and the previous history of a student comes with experience and forethought.  
    22.  Adjust the location of student __________ to promote or limit student-student interaction. Placing students in _________ limits interaction; placing desks together in small groups enhances student-student interaction. Students working in cooperative groups are not as noisy if their desks are pushed together. The teacher can always direct the class to rearrange the seating before and after the activity. All seating arrangements must allow the teacher easy access and close proximity to all students.
    23.  Student misbehavior makes life ____________ for a typical teacher.
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  • Define a clear policy for _____________ assignments. Late assignments, whether from class work or homework, require exquisite record-keeping by the teacher. Late assignments will happen. Students get sick or leave on vacation and miss school; students daydream in class and forget to turn in their assignment; students don’t start on the assignment until after it is past due. Most teachers develop a _____________ for easy access and entry into their record keeping system. Some teachers code late assignments to note the reason, whether excused or unexcused. Other teachers allow a grace period for turning in late work while other teachers do not accept late assignments. Given evidence that demonstrates a legitimate reason for late work, most teachers will accept such an assignment without imposing a ____________.  
  • 25.  Be the first one in class or remain in the doorway to ___________ each student as they arrive to class. A _______ ________ is always present in a cage before the animals are introduced. It shows that the trainer is in control of the space. Similarly, to tame your own savage beasts, you should be the first in and last out of your room in order to stake your claim that it is your territory and that peaceful coexistence with you in that territory requires abiding by your rules. Use in conjunction with an IEA.
    26.  Teacher Tip: Be proactive. Check with your guidance department before school begins to identify students who may need special ___________ and then proceed to differentiate __________ accordingly. 
    27.  The one problem with which almost all beginning teachers struggle is controlling _____________ student behavior.
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