Chapter 7 Hypothetical Cases

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My Case Studies
 
Think about the following:


  1. The teacher's levels of development, expertise, and commitment to solving the problem
  2. The Nature of the problem
  3. The interpersonal behaviors of the supervisor, including any shifts in supervisory behaviors which should take place.
Case 1:Mr. Newbie is in his first full-time teaching assignment. He graduated last year from a state university sponsored teacher preparation program, that included 10 weeks of student-teaching. He teaches at Granite Park Junior High School, located in an urban section of Salt Lake City, Utah. Class sizes range from 19 to 40 in his math classes. After two months of teaching, you the principal realize he has little control of his classes. Mr. Newbie knows his content but lacks classroom management skills.

  • What supervisory behavior will you adopt with Mr. Newbie? Why?
  • Could you use a behavior with less supervisory responsibility?
Case 2:
Ms. Transfer is in her third full-time teaching assignment. She taught each of her first two years in different schools, different states, one a middle school the other a high school. Ms. Transfer just moved to your state and you the principal hired her to teach math. Your school is located in rural Connecticut (near a major state university). Class sizes range from 15 to 23. After three months of teaching, your math department head informs you Ms. Transfer has lots of students failing on the mid-term progress reports. Mrs. Transfer knows her content but does not understand how come her students are failing.

  • What supervisory behavior will you adopt with Ms. Transfer? Why?
  • Could you use a behavior with less supervisory responsibility?
Summary:

  • What are the factors that lead you to make the above choices?
  • Is it important to move teachers from Clusters of Behaviors through collaboration to directive control?
  • How are your answers to the above three questions?
Think about question: (Don't have to share)Where are you as a teacher on the scale? Do you want to move to the right?

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