american teacher - 1 Research indicates that when they plan...

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1. Research indicates that when they plan, beginning teachers write much more on paper than do veterans (Zahorik, 1991). Does this suggest that beginning teachers plan more effectively than veteran teachers? Explain. Your Answer: Veteran teachers tend to have more things internalized than beginning teachers. As a teacher, in the beginning I wrote down the standards for every lesson and even transitions. I felt better knowing that I could look up what I was going to do. As a more experienced teacher, I could tell you off of the top of my head what the objective and standards are that are being covered and I have my transitions rehearsed to the point that I could do them in my sleep. That's not to say I don't do lesson plans. They're just not as detailed as they were my first year teaching. For example, instead of writing out the entire standard, I use the numbers and letters, since I have them memorized now. I think beginning teachers write more so that it's there as a back-up, it provides security. Veteran teachers don't feel that it's as necessary. This doesn't suggest that beginning teachers plan more effectively than veterans. The key to effective planning is clear teacher thinking. For beginning teachers, clarifying thinking often requires that the teachers write information on paper. For veterans, clear thinking doesn't require as much information in writing. 2. Classify the objective "to know what the term equivalent fraction means" into one of the cells of the taxonomy. Your Answer: I'd put it in cell A.1. http://www.bobbyelliott.com/Taxonomy.htm Knowing what the term equivalent fraction means would be best classified into the cell where "factual knowledge" intersects with "remember." 3. Explain why low-efficacy teachers are likely to spend less time on learning activities than high-efficacy teachers. Your Answer: A low-efficacy teacher spends less time because they do not believe every child will succeed, so why try? Since high-efficacy teachers believe they're able to get all students—regardless of
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2010 for the course ENGINEERIN 305 taught by Professor Martincandell during the Spring '10 term at Rio Hondo College.

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