Case Studies: Effective, Moral or Worthy Teaching

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Judge Mrs. Smith's teaching as effective, moral or worthy.

Using the following scale, evaluate each case in each column independently:

1= definitely not; 2 = probably not; 3 = undecided; 4 = probably so; 5 = definitely so.

 CASE EXAMPLE effective? moral? worthy? 1. Mrs Smith, a history teacher, convinces Mary, her student, that Washington was the first U.S. President. 2. Mary learns from Mrs. Smith's demonstration how to kill and clean a chicken. 3. Mrs Smith, a history teacher, tortures Mary, her student, into believing that Washington was the first U.S. President. 4. Mrs Smith, a history teacher who believes in mental telepathy, tries to teach Sam, her student, that Washington was the first U.S. President solely by her thinking hard about it. 5.Mrs Smith tries to teach Mary, her student, that Washington was the second U.S. President. 6. Mrs Smith, using intimidation, tries to get Mary, her student, to believe that Washington was the second U.S. President. 7. Mrs Smith, using intimidation, tries to get Mary, her student, to believe that Washington was the first U.S. President. 8. Mrs. Smith shames Mary into coming to school on time. 9. Mrs. Smith shames Sammy into getting his hair cut the way she prefers. 10. As a result of Mrs. SmithÕs teaching, Sammy learns not to believe most of what Mrs. Smith says.

Transfer corresponding data points from any two columns onto a 5x5 graph to see if any correlations occur.

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