1.Rather than help their children do schoolwork, parents should encourage their children do their homework independently.
2.A city wants to help teachers of its high school students (age14-18) improve their teaching. It is considering two plans:
1)Choose a small group of excellent teachers; these teachers will attend a class led by an expert for additional training in how to teach effectively, and they will then come back to their schools and provide that training for other teachers in school.
2)Provide additional training in teaching effectively for high school teachers, using online material that each teacher will study individually.
3.Which of the following summer arrangements is better for a 16-17 year old student of grade eleven?
1)Get ready for some of the major courses they want to study in College.
2)Led by the teacher to visit museums or historical sites, and then write paper.
4.High school teachers (teachers of students ages 14-18) spend most of class time lecturing (speaking) while the students listen and take notes. Other high school teachers spend most of class time on discussion and projects that students are highly involved in and exchange their ideas. Which of these two approaches do you think is more effective for student learning and why?
5.Parents give their children weekly money to buy whatever they want. Some people think this can cause bad habits and ideas about money in children. Others think the opposite. What's your opinion?
6.If your friend wants to reduce living expenses, which one would you suggest?
1)Find a roommate that can share the living expenses.
2)Buy the new technology products (cell phone) less frequently.
7.Students should arrive school early in the morning. Recently some students need to arrive school at the early time in the morning. Some people think that starting school day early is a good approach to support learning, while other people think that starting school day at the later time is a good approach to support learning."
8.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Getting advice from friends who are older than you is more valuable than getting that from your peers."
9.People who develop different skills are more successful than people who develop one skill.
10.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Primary school should consider spend more time on teaching young student technology (like computer) than teaching music and art.
11.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is more important to have facilities rather than hire more teachers.
12.Some believes that spending more time be far away from the people we care about, because it is necessary for people to understand the importance of relationship of people we care about, while others think being away from people we care about can damage our relationships with them.
13.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
People should be open to new ideas and change his or her mind to be successful."
14.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: One can learn a lot about another person from the books and the movies that the person likes.
15.It's more important to use your own knowledge and experience than ask others' knowledge and experience to solve problems.
16.Nowadays people are more willing to help the people they don't know(for example, giving clothing and food to the people who need them) than people were in the past.
17.Some people believe going on field trips is better for children’s education (eg. go to museum), while others think it is better for children to study in the classroom at school. Which one do you prefer and explain why.
18.It is better to finish a project completely and then do another project than do two or more projects at the same time."
19.Some people always follow their dreams even if the dreams are ambitious. Some think we should focus on achieving realistic goals. Which do you agree with?
20.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
In order to attract more tourists, government should improve the safety by hiring more police or improve the appearance by improving the old buildings and streets."