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Timing Is Everything

Few things are more important than timing, especially in a classroom full of energetic children. Take my simple four question quiz below if you’d like to see whether or not you understand the basics of good timing.

When is the best time to tell a joke?

a) while the students are taking a test

b) whenever you feel like it

c) right before they leave

d) never

The best time to explain human reproduction is…

a) right before lunch

b) right after lunch

c) as late as possible on a Friday afternoon

d) never

Classroom parties are always best…

a) first thing Monday morning

b) never

c) as late as possible on a Friday afternoon

d) on one of your personal days

The best time to play a practical joke on one of your colleagues is…

a) as often as possible

b) whenever they seem cranky and irritable

c) both a and b

d) never

Answers: 1) c, 2) c, 3) c, 4) c

4/4-Excellent! You were born to be a teacher.

3/4- Good job, but you’ve still got room for improvement.

2/4- Seek the help of a mentor.

1/4- Teaching may not be your thing.

0/4- You have no business being around children.

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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Teaching Tips

 

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