need help with guidance and discipline

Question 1 of 20

Darcy and Chloe have spent most of the morning building a large road and bridge leading from the block center to the book corner. The other students have made several comments about the “cool” bridge, asking if they can help build. Mrs. Harold has insisted that the blocks must be moved back to the block area. Chances are this is __________ problem.

A. Mrs. Harold’s

B. Darcy’s

C. Chloe’s

D. no one’s 

Question 2 of 20

Sierra, a kindergarten student, is no longer willing to share anything aloud at circle time. She has become withdrawn and sad. Her parents have recently separated and are fighting over custody. What is the most likely cause of Sierra’s behavior?

A. Unmet emotional needs

B. Age-typical behavior

C. Inappropriate adult expectations

D. Lack of social skills 

Question 3 of 20

Carl is getting tired of two children in his three-year-old room having wetting accidents on the playground. The class always uses the restroom before they go outside, but two of the boys are wetting themselves at least once a week, making Carl have to send them inside for clean clothes. He has tried talking to their parents and giving them stickers for days when they are dry at the end of playtime, but nothing seems to work. Think about the cause of this problem and choose the best solution.

A. Use related consequences

B. Give attention only for desirable behavior

C. Get outside help

D. Change adult attitude 

Question 4 of 20

If a child is unable to connect to others because her parents do not show her love and acceptance, what would be the appropriate solution for this situation?

A. Change adult expectations.

B. Help the child get her needs met.

C. Get outside help.

D. Use related consequences.

Question 5 of 20

The first step to reaching long term discipline goals is to:

A. set specific consequences for specific behaviors.

B. set up a reward program.

C. determine the cause of the behavior.

D. determine the desired results of the discipline plan. 

Question 6 of 20

If a child is having outbursts because of a serious emotional problem, what would be the appropriate solution to the problem?

A. Change adult expectations.

B. Help the child get his needs met.

C. Get outside help.

D. Use related consequences. 

Question 7 of 20

When exercising your judgment in a discipline situation, which should you do first?

A. Ask yourself, “What else do I know about this child?”

B. Ask yourself, “What are my goals for discipline?”

C. Count to 10.

D. Remove the child from the situation. 

Question 8 of 20

Reflective listening is useful when the problem is of a __________ nature.

A. social/emotional

B. physical

C. intellectual

D. None of the above 

Question 9 of 20

Lilly just started day care today. When her teacher turned on the “clean up song” all of the other 3-year-olds began to sing and put their toys away, but Lilly just continued playing. Lilly is displaying:

A. a lack of social skills.

B. inappropriate adult expectations.

C. unmet emotional needs.

D. a lack of understanding. 

Question 10 of 20

A child has just disrupted group time for the third time, and you are unable to come up with an appropriate response. The best response is to:

A. move the child to your lap for the remainder of group time.

B. explain to the child that you need time to think about the situation.

C. send the child to his seat until group time is over.

D. ask all of the children to return to their seats since group time is not working well. 

Question 11 of 20

Discipline problems that are a result of unmet needs should be dealt with through:

A. attempts to meet the child’s needs.

B. related consequences.

C. Both a and b

D. Neither a nor b 

Question 12 of 20

Discipline that deals with a behavior rather than the cause of that behavior:

A. is doomed to failure.

B. is one effective method out of many.

C. is a good place to start with very young children.

D. works best in an emergency situation. 

Question 13 of 20

Mr. White hears Brian yelling loudly across the room for his friend James. Mr. White quietly walks over to Brian and whispers to him the rule about quiet voices inside. Mr. White knows that the noise level in the classroom has been elevated lately, mainly due to him becoming rather relaxed about talking loudly himself. To help Brian and the other children correct these behaviors, which one of the related solutions below would be best?

A. Change adult expectations

B. Model desired behavior

C. Change adult attitude

D. Use related consequences 

Question 14 of 20

As Miss Margaret firmly pries twenty-two-month-old Gary’s clenched fingers one-by-one out of another child’s hair, she says with a concerned tone, “Ouch! Pulling hurts. No pulling. Touch gently, please!” Miss Margaret did not punish Gary because she realizes that Gary behaved this way due to:

A. lack of understanding.

B. lack of communication skills.

C. mislearning from models.

D. unmet emotional needs. 

Question 15 of 20

If a child is displaying an inappropriate behavior because he does not understand why the behavior is inappropriate, what related solution should be used?

A. Change adult expectations.

B. Help the child get his needs met.

C. Change adult attitude.

D. Use related consequences. 

Question 16 of 20

Mislearning causes much undesirable behavior. Sometimes mislearning is caused by accidental reinforcement of inappropriate behavior and sometimes mislearning is caused by:

A. lack of understanding.

B. lack of social skills.

C. inappropriate role models.

D. inappropriate age-typical behavior. 

Question 17 of 20

Mrs. Brown is feeling a bit irritated by the noise level in her 1st grade classroom. She put all of the students into cooperative groups to work on a social studies project. The room is slightly more noisy then she likes, but when she looks around she sees that all of the children are engaged in active learning and all of the groups are being productive. What might be the best solution to Mrs. Brown’s problem?

A. Change adult expectations

B. Model desired behavior

C. Change adult attitude

D. Use related consequences 

Question 18 of 20

If a child is perfectly content with a situation and the teacher is the unhappy one, it is likely the teacher owns the problem. When this is the case, the approaches a teacher can take are to express “I messages,” change expectations, change the environment, remove himself/herself, or:

A. get outside help.

B. use related consequences.

C. change the curriculum.

D. model the desired behavior. 

Question 19 of 20

ALL Children need a nurturing teacher, a flexible classroom environment, a challenging curriculum, and:

A. competition.

B. toys.

C. friends.

D. books. 

Question 20 of 20

Ms. Wiggs is trying to read a story about elephants before her first grade class leaves that morning for a trip to the local zoo. The children have already sat through calendar and weather time, as well as a sharing time on what they would see at the zoo that day. The children are starting to get restless and some are poking at each other. Mrs. Wiggs is beginning to lose her patience. What is the possible cause of the children’s behavior?

A. Lack of social skills

B. Inappropriate adult expectations

C. Unmet emotional needs

D. Lack of understanding 

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