Just Finished Subtest II

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  1. forget-me-not

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    veg guy did you pass subtest II? you sound really capable and i agree with what you said priviously about these tests being the measure of whether we are capable teachers. it really sucks! i have 29 years experience with children and i really love to teach reading, math and the rest too. all hands on! i was a waldorph and montesouri teacher. i raised my children in alternative education because of the numbers and way that education was presented, but now i think that public education is really opening up to the holistic way of educating children, and engaging them in real life education. that is why i appreciate teacher groupie giving us real life examples, this is how it ultimately sticks in the brain! :D
     
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    Oh, actually I was saying the opposite: I think math is potentially the easiest of the tests. In math there a finite number of rules that you have to learn. In the other subjects, the amount of information you need to know in order to receive a high score seems infinite and neverending...
     
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    I'll find out soon. I know I did well on the math portion. I just have to be hopeful that that will make up for my so-so science score.

    Sounds like you've got a lot of great experience. I'm sure it's frustrating to have to jump through all these hoops to become a teacher. In general, I think the increasing professionalization within the teacher profession is a good thing; it would just be nice if salaries were rising to match that professionalization.
     
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    I think they probably do. It was on one of the practice tests and all through the Cliff's book. Someone posted P-MAT for the stages of mitosis and I am glad I've remembered it. You never know when someone in your daily life is going to ask you about the stages of mitosis. lol. ;)
     
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    teachergroupie....what is the ring of fire, i was looking in previous posts and saw this as something we needed to know? could you help me with this :rolleyes: please
     
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    Luckily I passed subtest III yaaaa!!!! On my first try. I think the size of the nickel trips them up. The quarter is significantly bigger and the penny is another color. The majority gets the dime being so small. I think the nickel is like the middle child. Not quite sure. Parents were impressed at open house when the children were explaining to thier parents thier centers and giving them some brief history on the nickel.
     
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    Sorry about the delay...

    The Ring of Fire refers to the eastern and western shores of the Pacific Ocean - the landmasses that border on the Pacific are known collectively as the Pacific Rim (think rim of a margarita glass that's nicely crusted with salt in a ring shape), and those shores - including islands like Japan - are thickly dotted with volcanos (that's the "fire" part).

    The reason the Pacific rim IS the Rim of Fire has to do with PLATE TECTONICS. (I put in it capitals because it's a buzzword, or to be precise buzz-phrase: squeeze it into any answer that has to do with shifting landmasses.)

    Plate tectonics made the Atlantic Ocean and plate tectonics keeps the Atlantic growing: the oceanic plates are being noodged apart at a seam that runs down the middle of the Atlantic (seafloor maps actually show the seam), and the continental plates that make up South America and Africa, respectively, are getting ratcheted farther and farther apart. The Pacific Rim continental plates are getting noodged in closer together, and in the process they're butting up against some oceanic plates: the ensuing collision makes mountains, partly through the process of SUBDUCTION (one plate gets pulled under another and bumps the other upward) and partly through volcanism. You see, where plates are either bumping up against or pulling away from each other, there's a weak zone place up through which magma (molten stuff) can bubble, more or less as happens when the top crust of a pie leaks out filling at a patched place. The entire Pacific Rim is nothing but crustal weak spots!

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Study Guide?????

    Congratulations on passing subset III. Can you give me some resources to study from? What should I pay particular attention to? I would really appreciate your help. Again, congratulations on your success.
    Rosie
     
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    I found the Cliff's book to be an excellent study guide for III. I'd start there. If you can learn the concepts and info in the part III study section of Cliffs, you shouldn't have much problem. Just make sure to understand the CONCEPTS, not just the information. Be able to apply the facts. Also, when you study, create real life situational questions for yourself to help you remember and grasp the information more deeply. Good luck!
     
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    Congratulations on passing those subtests!! Be sure you celebrate properly - luck didn't have that much to do with it, I guarantee.
     
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    Thanks I am elated! I read everything your 4th,5th and 6th grader needs to know. Some themes to study would be different cases students would have in a P.E class and how you would accomodate, F.I.T= frequency itensity time, SEAD= safe enjoyable active developmentally appropriate and RICE= rest ice compression elevation. metaphors, poetry and interpreting musical notes. I would also read over the ca framework for P.E and arts. It has been awhile since I took this section, I looked back through my notes. Good luck! :eek:
     
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    fit was diffinately important, and cooperative sports too. i really felt the prep class for the cset at teacher support helped the most. people there have taken the test and they tell you what you need to know for the test, and it was really accurate. all of the best to you. you can do it! :angel:
     
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    this helps a great deal....thank you! :D
     
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