“Know thyself” : “Know thyself” CLASSROOM
QUIZ Introduction : Introduction How you act in the classroom changes over time. But it is necessary to know our style so that we can change it – as the subject demands and the students change. Knowing your teaching style makes you more prepared for meeting the changing classroom situations you will encounter as a teacher. Instructions : Instructions Answer these 12 questions and learn more about your classroom management profile. The steps are simple:
Read each statement carefully.
Write your response, from the scale below, on a sheet of paper.
Respond to each statement based upon either actual or imagined classroom experience.
Ask your partner the question. Ask WHY? What is the rationale for your decision? Slide 4: Answer the questions with;
Strongly Disagree / S.D
Disagree / D.
Neutral / N
Agree / A
Strongly Agree / S.A. SD / D / N / A / SA : SD / D / N / A / SA (1) If a student is
disruptive during class, I assign him/her to detention, without further discussion. SD / D / N / A / SA : (2) I don't want to impose any rules on my students. SD / D / N / A / SA Slide 7: (3) The classroom must be quiet in order for students to learn. SD / D / N / A / SA SD / D / N / A / SA : (4) I am concerned about both what my students learn and how they learn. SD / D / N / A / SA Slide 9: (5) If a student turns in a late homework assignment, it is not my problem. SD / D / N / A / SA Slide 10: (6) I don't want to reprimand a student because it might hurt his/her feelings. SD / D / N / A / SA Slide 11: (7) Class preparation isn't worth the
effort. SD / D / N / A / SA Slide 12: (8) I always try to
explain the reasons behind my rules and decisions. SD / D / N / A / SA Slide 13: (9) I will not accept
excuses from a student who is tardy. SD / D / N / A / SA Slide 14: (10) The emotional well-being of my students is more important than classroom control. SD / D / N / A / SA Slide 15: (11) My students understand that they can interrupt my lecture if they have a relevant question. SD / D / N / A / SA Slide 16: (12) If a student requests a hall pass, I always honor the request. SD / D / N / A / SA SCORING : SCORING 1 = Strongly Disagree / S.D
2 = Disagree / D.
3 = Neutral / N
4 = Agree / A
5 = Strongly Agree / S.A. SCORING : SCORING Add your responses to statements 1, 3, and 9. This is your score for the authoritarian style.
Statements 4, 8 and 11 refer to the authoritative style.
Statements 6, 10, and 12 refer to the laissez-faire style.
Statements 2, 5, and 7 refer to the indifferent style. Slide 19: The result is your classroom management profile. Your score for each management style can range from 3 to 15. A high score indicates a strong preference for that particular style. After you have scored your quiz, and determined your profile, read the descriptions of each management style. You may see a little bit of yourself in each one. THERE ARE FOUR STYLES : THERE ARE FOUR STYLES AUTHORITARIAN
INDIFFERENT AUTHORITARIAN : AUTHORITARIAN The authoritarian teacher places firm limits and controls on the students
This teacher prefers vigorous discipline and expects swift obedience
Students in this class are likely to be reluctant to initiate activity, since they may feel powerless Authoritative : Authoritative The authoritative teacher places limits and controls on the students but simultaneously encourages independence.
The students know that they can interrupt the teacher if they have a relevant question or comment.
The authoritative teacher encourages self-reliant and socially competent
behavior and fosters higher achievement motivation Laissez-faire : Laissez-faire The laissez-faire teacher places few demand or controls on the students
This teacher accepts the student's impulses and actions and is less likely to monitor their behavior.
Is more concerned with the students' emotional well-being than he is with classroom control Indifferent : Indifferent The indifferent teacher is not very involved in the classroom. This teacher places few demands, if any, on the students.
This teacher simply won't take the necessary preparation time. Sometimes, he/she will use the same materials, year after year.
This teacher may lack the skills, confidence, or courage to discipline students. Slide 25: What is the classroom management style that is best reflected by these pictures? AUTHORITARIAN INDIFFERENT LAISSEZ FAIRE AUTHORITATIVE A B C D The classroom management styles are adaptations of the parenting styles discussed in Adolescence, by John T. Santrock. James, and Ronen Hammer. : The classroom management styles are adaptations of the parenting styles discussed in Adolescence, by John T. Santrock. James, and Ronen Hammer. http://education.indiana.edu/cas/tt/v1i2/what.html http://eflclassroom.com : http://eflclassroom.com