Should I Be A Preschool Teacher? Quiz

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Should I Be A Preschool Teacher? Quiz

Are you preparing to become a preschool teacher? A preschool teacher is someone who provides care to children or toddlers aged 2–4 years old within childcare centers, licensed or home-based child care, and after-school programs. A good preschool teacher is essential to ensure the proper development of a child. This quiz will test your knowledge and give you a quick review to see if you're ready to provide early childhood education!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Discipline and punishment:
    • A. 

      Are synonyms.

    • B. 

      Should be used together to correct behavior quickly.

    • C. 

      Discipline is an un-emotional method of teaching children correct ways of communicating and behaving; punishment is a negative response, often emotional, to negative behavior.

    • D. 

      Discipline was tried in the 70s by hippies and doesn’t work; punishment is the only appropriate response to negative behavior.

  • 2. 
    Children need to run and move and be self-directed. That means that in the classroom:
    • A. 

      You should set up all furniture against the wall so children have plenty of room to run from station to station.

    • B. 

      Use the furniture to make distinct “centers” in the classroom that do not leave room for running through the room.

    • C. 

      Have as many toys as possible out at a time so that children are not constrained in their choices.

    • D. 

      Remove all materials and replace them with mats so children can tumble and roll safely all morning at school.

  • 3. 
    When children refuse to wear coats on a cool day, teachers should
    • A. 

      Let them carry them outside in case they change their minds.

    • B. 

      Cancel outdoor play for the class.

    • C. 

      Physically force the child into the coat.

    • D. 

      Let everyone else go outside and send that child to the director’s office.

  • 4. 
    A child who always takes a spatula from the dramatic play corner and hits other children
    • A. 

      Should be hit with the spatula by the teacher so they can learn that it doesn’t feel good.

    • B. 

      Should be removed from the housekeeping area until he/she can play without hurting other children.

    • C. 

      Should be made to play baseball since he/she clearly like to swing sticks and hit things.

    • D. 

      Should have to write “I shall not hit others” 50 times.

  • 5. 
    A child who keeps opening and closing the class door:
    • A. 

      Should have his hand hit in the door, gently, so he learns it’s not safe.

    • B. 

      Should be repeatedly told, “No! We don’t play with the door” until he learns.

    • C. 

      Should be gently encouraged to join another activity in the class.

    • D. 

      Should have his parents called because obviously he has repetitive behavior and is “on the spectrum.”

  • 6. 
    When a child misbehaves, it is usually because
    • A. 

      They are trying to make mischief.

    • B. 

      They are sociopaths who are unable to empathize.

    • C. 

      They want to get a rise out of the teachers.

    • D. 

      They are trying to communicate a need or feeling.

  • 7. 
     “Behavior Management” is:
    • A. 

      About control and power – so teachers need to take control and seize the power.

    • B. 

      About responding to developmentally appropriate needs of children.

    • C. 

      Impossible when dealing with 12 2-yr olds.

    • D. 

      Is most effectively done by getting down at a child’s eye level and yelling directly at them until they submit.

  • 8. 
    When planning class schedules and activities:
    • A. 

      Teachers should plan to change activities and rooms about every 15 minutes so children with short attention spans don’t get bored.

    • B. 

      Child should never be asked to participate in “circle time,” “specials,” or project work before the age of 4.

    • C. 

      Children should be teacher-directed as much as possible because otherwise they won’t ever settle down and learn.

    • D. 

      Classes should not have too many transitions from one activity to another.

  • 9. 
     When children routinely don’t eat their lunch, teachers should
    • A. 

      Force open their mouths and insert the food.

    • B. 

      Yell at them.

    • C. 

      Keep them at the table until they finish eating.

    • D. 

      Send home the uneaten food so parents can see what they are eating.

  • 10. 
    When a child likes to sit on the table in class
    • A. 

      It’s not ok in the morning when the teachers says it’s against the rules, but it’ s ok in the afternoon because those teachers don't mind.

    • B. 

      It’s okay if they parents say they do it at home, even if the rule is that no one sits on the table at school.

    • C. 

      It’s not okay anytime if there is a school rule against sitting on the tables.

    • D. 

      Unless someone is going to get hurt, there should be no rules.

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