Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Monday, May 14, 2012

The directions quiz!

I gave this to my 8th graders today and was extremely entertained (or shall I put it -- depressed!) at how many of them were incapable of reading ALL of the directions thoroughly. This activity is worth doing with ANY age!



TEST DIRECTIONS: This test will be a measure of your ability to read and follow directions. You are to choose one correct answer for each of the following questions. Your answers should be placed in the space provided to the left of the questions of this test unless you are directed to do otherwise. There will be ¼ point subtracted from the total number of correct answers to calculate your test score. Read the entire test (all questions) before you begin to answer any of the questions. You will have 20 minutes to answer the 20 questions.

Place three triangles above your name.

Divide the result of questions #1 by 3 and then by 2.

Draw a circle around each of the triangles.

Subtract the result of question #1 by 50.

Is the answer to #6 the same as the answer to #3? (Yes or No)

Is New York called the Garden State? (Yes or No)

Is New Jersey called the Empire State? (Yes or No)

Draw an octagon in the upper right hand corner of this test paper.

Are you sure that you have read the directions to this test properly? (Yes or No) If not, you
may now wish to reread them.

Circle the question numbers for which you are sure you gave correct answers.

What is your height in feet and inches?

What is your height in total inches only?

If you read the directions and questions carefully, how many marks should there be on this
paper for the first 13 questions?

What color does a mixture of blue and green make?

How much time do you have left at this point in the test?

Have you read the directions to this test very carefully? (Yes or No)

Write your name in the space provided and turn in your paper. Do not answer the questions.

Aren’t you glad you followed the directions? (Yes or No)

Fall 2002
Texas State University-San Marcos

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