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Which of the following is the best definition of effective teaching?
a) Teaching that involves students in cooperative learning b) Teaching that increases students’ self esteem c) Teaching that provides students with enjoyable learning experiences d) Teaching that maximizes learning for all students
Which of the following is the best description of motivation?
a) The process of meeting personal needs b) The energizing force behind student learning c) Being reinforced for desirable behavior d) The process of making learning fun
David Moore starts each of his lessons with a demonstration, such as dropping two objects of unequal weight and seeing them fall with the same rate of acceleration. Which of the following best describes Mr. Moore’s attempts?
a) He is trying to begin his lessons with an attention-getting activity. b) He is trying to capitalize on learners’ intrinsic needs for intellectual achievement. c) He is trying to promote students’ extrinsic need for a learning incentive. d) He is trying to capitalize on learners’ intrinsic needs for control and self-determination.
Of the following, what is the best description of learning objectives?
a) Statements that describe the activities teachers design to promote deep understanding of a particular topic b) Statements that describe the techniques teachers use to help students learn specific knowledge or skills c) Statements that specify what students should know or be able to do with respect to a topic d) Statements that specify the strategies that teachers will use to promote students’ interest in a topic
A system used to classify objectives, questions, and assessment items, which is designed to help teachers as they plan is best described as a(n):
a) strategic plan. b) standard. c) outcome. d) taxonomy.
Bloom’s taxonomy consists of six categories. Which of the following is not one of those categories?
a) Composition b) Application c) Analysis d) Synthesis
Into which cell of the cognitive taxonomy table would the objective, “Students will know their times tables from one through 12” be best classified?
a) The cell where factual knowledge intersects with remember b) The cell where factual knowledge intersects with understand c) The cell where conceptual knowledge intersects with remember d) The cell where procedural knowledge intersects with understand
Which of the following is most important when teachers prepare and organize learning activities?
a) Finding or creating high-quality examples and problems b) Designing effective cooperative learning activities c) Creating effective assessments d) Ensuring that objectives are written according to Mager’s or Gronlund’s formats
Which of the following is the best definition of a high-quality example?
a) An example that is concrete and which captures students’ attention b) An example that is likely to increase students’ intrinsic motivation to learn c) An example that will require students to process information in one of the higher cells of the taxonomy table d) An example that has all the information in it that students need to understand a topic
A teacher wants her first graders to understand the concept mammal. Which of the following is the best case of a high-quality example?
a) One of the students’ hamsters b) A picture of a cat and some kittens c) Written description saying that mammals are warm blooded, nurse their young, and have hair d) Written description saying that mammals are warm blooded, nurse their young, and have hair together with a picture of a dog
Of the following, which is the best definition of assessment? The process:
a) of creating tests and quizzes to determine how much information students have acquired in learning activities. b) teachers use to gather information and make decisions about students’ learning progress c) of using effective rubrics when observing young children perform basic skills such as forming letters d) of writing end-of-term tests and assigning grades based on students’ performance on those tests
Which of the following statements best describes instructional alignment?
a) Teachers' beliefs about their abilities to instruct students so that students of all abilities will learn as much as possible b) The consistency between teachers’ objectives, learning activities, practice they provide for students, and assessment c) Teachers’ willingness to invest their time and effort to be sure that all students learn as much as possible d) Teachers’ behaviors that cause students to behave in ways that mirror the teachers’ behaviors
When a teacher believes he or she can positively affect student learning, that teacher is said to possess:
a) effective attitudes. b) teaching efficacy. c) empathetic effectiveness. d) proactive attitudes.
Rick Reynolds calls on all his students as equally as possible. Of the following, which essential teaching skill does he practice most closely?
a) Teacher expectations b) Teacher modeling c) Teacher caring d) Teacher warmth and empathy
The set of teacher actions that maximizes the amount of time available for instruction is best described as:
a) modeling. b) organization. c) expectations. d) personal teaching efficacy.
When a teacher uses concrete objects, pictures, models, or materials displayed on the overhead to attract and maintain students’ attention, she is attempting to capitalize on which of the following essential teaching skills?
a) Review b) Focus c) Feedback d) Organization
Research suggests that ideally wait-time should be approximately:
a) less than a second. b) between 1 and 3 seconds. c) between 3 and 5 seconds. d) between 5 and 7 seconds.
Information students are given about their current understanding that can be used to increase future learning is best described as:
a) feedback. b) personal efficacy. c) expectations. d) wait-time.
Which of the following topics is best suited for direct instruction?
a) Comparing American authors in literature b) Identifying the causes of the Civil War in social studies c) Solving algebraic equations in mathematics d) Comparing the different body systems in life science
Melinda is teaching the concept 'velocity.' She provides toy cars, small ramps, scales, stopwatches and rulers so the students can work to find patterns. She then questions them and they describe patterns that emerged. What approach is Melinda using?
a) direct instruction. b) cooperative learning. c) guided discovery. d) lecture-discussion.
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