Hello Friends and Happy Monday!!
I thought it would be fun to do something different so I went searching for a quiz to take and I found a few but I thought that I would take one from the ever popular Buzzfeed and share the questions and answers with you (as well as what answers I choose) and then give you my results!
- What student activity bugs you the most?
a. constant negativity — I picked this answer because I believe that the type of energy you put into the world is the type of energy you get out of the world. So no negativity in my classroom!
b. quitting before they start
c. asking really dumb questions (side note I tell my students there are no dumb questions so I won’t be picking this answer)
d. flagrant spelling errors
f. dismissing topics before engaging with them
g. class clowns that ruin it for good students
h. texting in class
I. literally everything they do
- What do you need most to get through the day?
a. diet coke
b. a book to read in my down time (what down time?!?)
c. lots of coffee- isn’t this every teachers go to? lol
d. a few moments of peace and quiet
e. reminding yourself that you care about these kids
f. stopping to think about the big picture
g. letting off steam with a few mean quips
h. stopping for a deep breath to calm down
I. booze, if we’re being honest
- Which teacher habit do you find it hard to break outside of class?
a. calling everyone “mr” this and “ms” that – also calling everyone “friends” because that what I say to my littles….
b. always acting like an expert
c. having a cold, aloof demeanor
d. pushing in chairs
e. trying to be inspiring
f. correcting bad grammar
g. making everything a “teachable moment”
h. trying to help my students outside of school
I. I doubt I even have teacher habits
- Which of these would be your ideal student?
a. Hermione Granger
b. Troy Barnes
c. Regina George
d. Lisa Simpson
e. Rory Gilmore – sorry Harry and Hermione but I have and always will strive to make my students like Rory. The Gilmore Girls will forever have my heart. Rory was an idea student and I would pick her over anyone any day.
f. Zach Morrie
g. Scott Summers
h. Jordan Catalano
I. Harry Potter
- How do you respond when a student asks you a question you can’t answer?
a. deep frustrated sigh
b. admit you don’t know everything – I usually add that I will look it up and get back to them and then I make a note to myself if I can’t do it at that point and tell the student to remind me later (I promise that they will) and we learn something new together!
c. withering stare of contempt
d. make fun of them (anyone that does this I’m sorry you shouldn’t be a teacher)
e. distract them with a new assignment
f. pretend you know the answer (NO NO NO!)
g. explain it’s not covered in the curriculum (basically that tells them you have no idea so just be honest!)
h. tell some story that has nothing to do with anything
I. tell them they are not ready to know the answer (okay?)
- What is your approach to discipline?
a. stern lecture
b. try to be firm, even if I know it’s futile
c. I focus more on the kids who really care (no!)
d. I make them learn from their failures
e. toss ’em all in detention
f. I try to talk out problems – I’ve found that sometimes this just works better than handing out detentions
g. I am as harsh as I can get away with
h. I try to make them understand why they act out
I. I just don’t care anymore
- What’s the best perk of being a teacher?
a. having summer off
b. passing on your wisdom
c. they pay me, I guess
d. helping special kids reach their potential – though I could really select multiple answers here, I feel this one is the most fitting. I want my kiddos to see and reach their best potential and sometimes they don’t always see it. When they do my teacher heart is happy.
e. having power over children
f. it is rewarding to watch kids learn
g. being a positive influence in lives
h. helping kids tap into their creativity
I. the kinds inspire me, actually
The Cool Teacher: You take a very relaxed approach to teaching, and try to treat your students with a lot of respect. Some of your colleagues may think you’re naïve, but when you connect, you really make a difference in your students’ lives.
I wouldn’t say I’m relaxed. My kiddos know the rules and they know that there is a time to play and a time to learn. They know the rules and they usually don’t push me. But I do believe in treating my students with respect. If I respect them then I can count on them to respect me as well. It’s a 50/50 relationship. Just like anything else.
Click the link here to take the quiz yourself! Let me know what your results are!!!