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What questions are illegal for an interviewer to ask a job applicant?
Questions about race, creed, marital status, sex, religion, age, national origin, and physical or other disabilities and even a request for photographs along with an application are generally illegal.
What is the governing principle that courts use to determine if a teacher may be fired based on the teacher's private life?
Does your behavior significantly disrupt the educational process or erode your credibility with students, colleagues, or the community?
what are some examples of reasons related to a teacher's private life that courts have ruled teachers can be fired?
a teacher can be fired for using profanity, and taking school property.
What factors do the courts consider in cases involving teachers’ expectations regarding academic freedom?
whether your learning activities and materials are inappropriate, irrelevant to the subjects to be covered under the syllabus, obscene, or substantially disruptive of school discipline.
What is nonfeasance? Malfeasance? Misfeasance?
nonfeasance- failure to exercise appropriate responsibility that results in someone's being harmed.
Malfeasance- Deliberately acting improperly and causing harm to someone
Misfeasance- Failure to act in a proper manner to prevent harm.
Is it legal for teachers to participate in strikes? What usually happens to teachers who participate in strikes illegally?
idk
What is the fair use principle? What are the three criteria of the fair use principle?
a legal principle allowing limited use of copyrighted materials. 3 criteria brevity, spontaneity and cumulative effect.
What is the Buckley Amendment?
The 1974 family education rights and privacy act granting parents of students under 18, and students 18 or over the right to examine their school records.
What is a zero-tolerance policy? What are some examples?
rules that offer schools little or no flexibility in responding to student infractions related to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence, and weapons.
What responsibility does a teacher have if she/he suspects a child is being abused or neglected?
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According to the Fourteenth Amendment, what must a school administrator do if she/he intends to suspend a student?
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What are the arguments that proponents of character education programs use to support it?
various strategies promote a defined set of core values to students.
Why have many courts rejected educational malpractice lawsuits?
they reject the notion that schools or educators be held liable for students not having fundamental skills.
What is academic learning time? Allotted time? Engaged time?
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What is group alerting?
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What are three aspects of rules that create a productive learning community?
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How does having predictable routines and rules help teachers prevent classroom management problems?
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What are the belief systems of the classroom management models with these focuses: assertive discipline? Discipline with dignity? Developing inner control and discipline? Communications?
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What is the relationship between class rules and consequences in terms of whether the rules are effective?
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How can a teacher create an anticipatory set that motivates students to attend to the lesson?
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What skills do students need to answer lower-order questions?
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In which stages/levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy do lower-order questions occur?
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When is the use of higher-order questions most effective?
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If a teacher asks a student to grade his/her own paper and justify the grade, which level of Bloom’s taxonomy must the student use?
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What is the most frequent teacher reaction to student answers?
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What is wrong with teacher statements such as “Great job” or “Well done”?
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What is direct teaching?
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What programs do school districts implement to attempt to keep new teachers from leaving the teaching field?
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How long do induction programs tend to last?
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What are suggested strategies for creating learning communities?
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According to researchers, what are characteristics of the best professional development programs?
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What arguments do opponents of teachers’ unions use?
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What is collaborative action research?
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According to the stages of teacher development, a new teacher’s focus will usually be on what aspect of teaching?
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What has been shown to give school districts the best return on investment in terms of academic achievement? (Recruiting, support for students with special needs, more instructional technology, or teacher’s professional growth?)
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What is the significance of the NEA and AFT?
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Increases in salary and status based on increased responsibility would be examples of an effective what? (Hint: see page 387)
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The movement towards peer review shows that school districts recognize what about teachers’ levels of professionalism and autonomy?
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If research shows that teacher competence is the most important factor in improving student achievement, how should school districts plan to address declining student achievement?
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