What Type Of Teacher Are You Actually? Quiz

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What Type Of Teacher Are You Actually? Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Running a school is...
    • A. 

      All in a day’s work. Though…just the one school? Child’s play.

    • B. 

      Only a few more years away, if you play your cards right.

    • C. 

      Largely an administrative position. You wouldn’t want to be so far removed from the children.

    • D. 

      That recurring dream you have. The one which only ends when you wake up, sweat-drenched and hyperventilating.

    • E. 

      Far too time-consuming. You’d have to give up everything that’s really important to you.

  • 2. 
    In the staffroom, you...
    • A. 

      Marvel at the varieties of tumbleweed, while wishing that someone, anyone, would relieve you of this unbearable loneliness.

    • B. 

      May actually be attached to the armchair via a complex system of roots.

    • C. 

      Drink your tea as quickly as possible. There are no children in the staffroom, and you’re here for the children, after all.

    • D. 

      Are only ever passing through. Tea breaks are for the unambitious.

    • E. 

      Always have a willing audience for your holiday snaps. Well, as willing as people can be, when they have a hundred different places to be. Immediately.

  • 3. 
    When you see students running in the corridor, you…
    • A. 

      Run in the opposite direction.

    • B. 

      Dispense detentions without breaking your stride.

    • C. 

      Take them aside to talk about what’s bothering them.

    • D. 

      Tell them that, back in the day, they would be feeling the sharp end of the birch for this.

    • E. 

      Try not to judge them. It’s not their fault their parents know no better.

  • 4. 
    In the evenings, you...
    • A. 

      Work. That is all.

    • B. 

      Have your little routine: marking, then dinner in front of the telly, and maybe a sneaky glass of wine because you’re worth it.

    • C. 

      Have to choose between the guinea-fowl terrine and the poussin with truffle velouté. Though you don’t eat out every night. That would be decadent.

    • D. 

      Strip down and varnish the chest of drawers for the bedroom.

    • E. 

      Try not to fall asleep before the baby. Sometimes you even succeed.

  • 5. 
    The homework you set is always...
    • A. 

      Inspiring and edifying. You’re here to mold young minds, after all.

    • B. 

      Something that can be marked as quickly as possible.

    • C. 

      Practical and hands-on. You were a kinaesthetic learner, and so are many of your students.

    • D. 

      Homework? You vaguely remember setting homework, back when your working day wasn’t taken up with back-to-back meetings and strategic planning.

    • E. 

      Downloaded from the TES resource bank. In between checking to see how many people have downloaded your resource. Still only three.

  • 6. 
    You pass a group of Year 9 students smoking on the way into school. Do you…
    • A. 

      Tell them that smoking in uniform brings shame on the entire school. Then give them a week’s worth of detentions.

    • B. 

      Pretend not to see them. What can you expect, given their backgrounds?

    • C. 

      Pretend not to see them. Most of them are bigger than you.

    • D. 

      Tell them that you’re not angry. You’re disappointed.

    • E. 

      Ask to borrow their lighter.

  • 7. 
    In staff meetings, you...
    • A. 

      Try to offer suggestions, based on your years of experience. But inevitably some younger teacher gets in there first.

    • B. 

      Sit silently, amazed at how competent everyone else seems.

    • C. 

      Wish that everyone else would just shut up and let you get on with telling them what to do.

    • D. 

      Offer round cakes.

    • E. 

      Offer round alcohol and painkillers.

  • 8. 
    In your friendship group, you are...
    • A. 

      The one who can never, ever come along to mid-week social events.

    • B. 

      The one people come to, with a flat-pack Ikea box and a pleading look in their eyes.

    • C. 

      The only one not going on a late-autumn, round-the-world cruise.

    • D. 

      A source of awe and inspiration.

    • E. 

      A source of tea and comfort.

  • 9. 
    Your car is...
    • A. 

      Big enough to hold several piles of exercise books.

    • B. 

      Big enough to hold that bench you’re secretly planning to varnish in the DT workshop during lunch break.

    • C. 

      Not too showy. Let the wannabe vandals practice their keying skills elsewhere.

    • D. 

      New and expensive. Sometimes respect is about looking the part.

    • E. 

      Efficient. Just as you are.

  • 10. 
    Classroom management is...
    • A. 

      Just a matter of earning students’ respect. You’ll get there. Eventually. So they tell you.

    • B. 

      The name of the committee you chair. You’re in the middle of compiling a detailed report, complete with citations from the latest research.

    • C. 

      About hiring the right teachers.

    • D. 

      Much harder, now they’ve outlawed corporal punishment.

    • E. 

      About showing the children that you care.