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Test Yourself on Classroom Management

By July 8, 2015 November 8th, 2018 Uncategorized

After studying the classroom management portion of the SubSkills Training Course, take a few minutes and quiz yourself on the material. Here are a few questions to test yourself on, but be sure to think of your own questions.

What is the first principle of human behavior?
Think of an example of this principle from your life.

Who is responsible for setting the tone of the class?
A) Students
B) The permanent teacher always sets it
C) It is based on whether or not the activities in the lesson plan are good or not
D) The teacher for the day

What is the second principle of human behavior?
Think of an example of this principle from your life.

What is the third principle of human behavior?
Think of an example of this principle from your life.

The most effective way to reduce problem behavior:
A) Is to strengthen desirable behavior through positive reinforcement
B) Is to weaken undesirable behavior through negative processes

What is the fourth principle of human behavior?
Think of an example of this principle from your life.

If you punish a student over and over again and his/her behavior doesn’t change then what should we assume?

True/False All punishments are the same for each student.

List two possible solutions to the disruptions that happen at the beginning of class:

Teachers let over 90% of _______________________ go unrecognized.

True/False Calling on a student who doesn’t raise her hand is considered a negative interaction. Why or why not?

How would a substitute teacher get an off-task student on task?

True/False A student is going to change his behavior when a teacher convinces him logically that what he is doing is wrong. Why or why not?

What is the “I understand” technique? When is it helpful?

Categorize each of the following inappropriate student behaviors, whether they are inconsequential or consequential behaviors. Remember, consequential behavior damages the learning environment. Roughly 94% of all inappropriate behavior is inconsequential.
• A student rips the assignment you just handed out.
• Two students are talking.
• A student is tapping his pencil on the desk.
• A student sharpens her pencil while you are leading a class discussion.

Please note that the type of behavior defines whether or not the behavior is inconsequential – not the level of annoyance that it gives the teacher.

After studying the classroom management portion of this course, what are you going to do differently? What changes are you going to make in the approach you have to substitute teaching?

Good luck on the assessment!

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