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Homework Help: SKILLS FOR THE EFFECTIVE TEACHER AIDE

Posted by KAYLA on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 3:40pm.

I need help! I dont have the book to help me..i tried to answer some and if i got them wrong please help and correct them for me! Thanks :)


1. What is active listening?

A. Interrupting the speaker with questions
B. Listening attentively and asking clarifying questions

C. Listening closely and asking yourself questions (my answer)

D. Repeating to yourself what a speaker has said




2. Which of the following is an example of effective communication?

A. Having your tone match your body language
B. Having your rate match your pitch

C. Having your quality of voice match your diction

D. Having your body language match your accent




3. According to the SMCR model, problems in communication can arise when the speaker fails to do what?

A. Maintain eye contact with the receiver
B. Speak on the level of the receiver

C. Have outside interests

D. Have a neat appearance




4. According to the Jo-Hari window model, what are hidden messages?

A. Something that the sender knows and communicates to the receiver
B. Something that the sender knows but doesn't communicate to the receiver

C. Something that the sender hints to the receiver so he or she can guess

D. Something that neither the sender nor the receiver knows




5. Suppose you're working on a display for Thanksgiving. The drawings, construction paper, and labels you use to make up the display are examples of what?

A. Encoding
B. Channel

C. Delivery

D. Content




6. When you're around children, it's important that your body language conveys

A. the same message as your words. (my answer)
B. a positive message regardless of your words.

C. no emotion whatsoever.

D. a relaxed, carefree image.




7. Which of the following is a tactful response to give when a student misbehaves?

A. "I don't like it when you do that."
B. "Now look what you've done!"

C. "Stop being bad!"

D. "Sometimes you're terrible."




8. According to the Jo-Hari window model, what are blind spots?

A. Something that the sender knows and communicates to the receiver
B. Something that the sender knows but doesn't communicate to the receiver

C. Something that the sender doesn't know but the receiver does

D. Something that neither the sender nor the receiver knows




9. Which of the following is an example of good organizational skills?

A. Ask your teacher to prioritize his or her list of things for you to do.
B. Start and complete a task as soon as you think of it.

C. Know ahead of time what the teacher expects of you.

D. Do the easy tasks first, and then the harder ones.




10. How can a teacher aide become a vital part of the instructional team?

A. He or she must take over the responsibilities of the teacher.
B. He or she must have the organization skills and teamwork ability.

C. He or she must be able to speak a second language.

D. He or she must be objective and not communicate thoughts and feelings.




11. According to the SMCR model, problems in communication can arise when there is

A. a difference in the attitudes of the sender and the receiver.
B. a large distance between the sender and the receiver.

C. a written message instead of a verbal one.

D. no use of body language by the sender.




12. Quality of voice refers to

A. being honest about your feelings.
B. being diplomatic.

C. the pitch, rate, tone, and volume of a person's voice.

D. whether or not a person's voice sounds professional.




13. What's one way to go about prioritizing your duties if a teacher doesn't do so for you?

A. Do the easiest job first.
B. Check the schedule and do the jobs as they relate to the schedule.

C. Do the job you like best first.

D. Do the jobs in the same order the teacher has listed.




14. According to the Jo-Hari window, what is the information we choose to reveal to the receiver?

A. Feedback
B. Shared information

C. Open communication

D. Common knowledge




15. Which of the following actions represents professional behavior on the part of a teacher aide?

A. The aide discusses what he has learned from his students about their families with other teacher aides.
B. The aide discusses her problems regarding the assigned teacher with another aide.

C. The aide keeps confidential whatever happens in the classroom.

D. The aide has a problem regarding his assigned teacher, but refuses to talk to the teacher about it.




16. Enforcing classroom rules fairly and consistently is an example of what personal skill?

A. Speaking clearly
B. Good judgment

C. Patience

D. Interest in children




17. What type of message should always be written down?

A. A personal one
B. One that includes names, times, and telephone numbers

C. A negative message

D. If your memory is sharp enough, you won't have to write any messages down.




18. The SMCR model suggests that problems in communication can arise when a sender and a receiver have different

A. cultures.
B. body language.

C. delivery styles.

D. organizational skills.




19. Which of the following is considered a good speaking skill?

A. Using the most sophisticated vocabulary you have when dealing with students
B. Using slang expressions with parents and teachers

C. Speaking clearly and using good diction (my answer)

D. Being honest, even if it means being rude or blunt




20. A conflict arises between two kindergarten children while the teacher is busy in another area. Out of frustration, one child hits the other. What do you do?

A. Ignore them so they will learn to resolve the problem on their own.
B. Encourage the other to hit back so he or she won't do it again.

C. Send them to the hallway so other children don't see them fight.

D. Address the behavior because it's unacceptable.

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