To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher Test | Final Test - Hard

Bill Ayers
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Zayd when the transformation of child to adult began?

2. Which group of people are naturally curious about their world they inhabit?

3. What did Ayers suggest should be the center of knowledge?

4. What is an important window into a child and an essential part of any bridge's blueprint suggested by Ayers?

5. Ayers suggests that _____________ tears down walls?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Ayers describe Zayd's pursuing of his "coming of age" ceremony?

2. According to Ayers, what is one argument that supported proponents of phonics?

3. In Chapter 5, "Liberating the Curriculum," what did Sarah's mother discuss?

4. What are some ways that teachers can keep track of student achievement according to Ayers?

5. Explain the themes of Fratney described by Ayers.

6. What are the alternatives to standardized tests discussed by Ayers?

7. In Chapter 4, "Building Bridges," describe Zayd's "coming of age" discoveries.

8. What does Ayers believe the fundamental curriculum question is?

9. In Chapter 7, "The Mystery of Teaching," what problems occurred when teachers tried to implement a new idea every day?

10. Describe the corner Ayers's classroom where students would have had access to materials regarding "coming of age."

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ayers suggests that reading is important and connected to the world and school subject areas.

Part 1) How does Ayers say that reading is related to Geography and History?

Part 2) Discuss reading's relationship with Math and Science according to Ayers?

Part 3) What role did Ayers suggest goals and standards have on student achievement?

Essay Topic 2

William Ayers spent most of his professional life teaching. Ayers classroom was a laboratory for teaching.

Part 1) Describe Ayers's research shared in the book.

Part 2) Explain Ayers's focus of the book, To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher.

Part 3) What teaching "tips" or suggestions does Ayers hope the reader takes away from the book?

Essay Topic 3

Pat Carini argued that "each person was a mystery." Each student was a mystery to the teacher.

Part 1) Discuss Pat Carini's argument.

Part 2) What did Carini remind teachers about?

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