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1. Assignment: Interview with a Teaching Professional Resources: Ch. 2 in Introduction to Teaching Schedule a brief (15-minute) interview with a teacher or a teacher's aide. The interview may be in person, by phone, via e-mail, or in an instant message chat. Include the following questions in your interview: What are some examples of typical, quick decisions teachers make on a daily basis? What were the five most difficult school-related decisions you made this week? What made them difficult? What was the affect of those decisions on the classroom environment? Were the decisions effective? Develop two other pertinent questions related to the characteristics of classrooms as discussed in Ch. 2 of the text. Characteristics of a classroom: Classrooms are multidimensional. The large numbers of events and
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Unformatted text preview: tasks make classrooms complex places. Classroom events are simultaneous. Many things happen at once. Classroom events are immediate. Things occur rapidly. Classrooms are unpredictable. Events often take unexpected turns. Classrooms are public. Teachers must do their jobs in fishbowls. 1. What are some examples of typical, quick decisions teachers make on a daily basis? 2. What were the five most difficult school-related decisions you made this week? 3. What made them difficult? 4. What was the affect of those decisions on the classroom environment? 5. Were the decisions effective? 6. Do you feel that your job is in a fishbowl environment? 7. Even though things typical happen quickly in a classroom, if you have slow time does it a help or a hindrance for you?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course AED 201 - 204 taught by Professor Ever during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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