Course Syllabus and Assignments
Credit Hours: 2 Semester Credits Grade Type: Letter Grade
Course Readings: Character and Temperament Types: Please Understand Me.
by David Keirsey (1984) Del Mar, California: Prometheus Books. 206 pages.
Independent study courses require 30 contact hours of time that include reading the course book and writing chapter reviews/reflections for each chapter in the book. Later in the course, students will pull the coursework together and write a classroom application essay or they can develp a classroom activity, unit or lesson plan, a project or activity that utilizies course concepts as applied to teaching and school environments.
1. Educators will have a working knowledge of the four temperament types that include: rational, guardian, artisan and idealist personalities of their students and adults in educational and social settings.
2. Participants will take the personality test to determine what temperament type they are as well as their particular teaching and learning styles preferences.
3. Educators will be able to apply the character and temperament types to classroom and school settings. They will also apply them to inter-faculty relationships and staff productivity and effectiveness.
4. Educators will respond the questions about how personality and character traits apply to classroom instruction, student and teacher effectiveness in school and society.
Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines.
1. Different Drums and Different Drummers2. The Four Temperaments
3. Mating and Temperaments 4. Temperament in Children
5. Temperament in Leading
Respond to the following assignments and questions:
1. *Take the test yourself. What is the temperament type that best described you?
2. How does this help you understand yourself and help others understand you?
3. How does the information on 106 – 128 help you work with students as an educator:
4. What are the implications of the information on pages 129-54 for teachers as leaders?
5. Examine the teacher’s types on pages 155 to 168? What type of teacher are you?
6. How does this help you understand other faculty members and administrators?
7. View the DVD: Please Understand Me: write a brief review/reflection of the movie.
After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Character and Temperament Types: Please Understand Me. by David Keirsey to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.
1. Chapter reviews and reflections. 2. Response to questions 3. DVD review/reflection
3. Final application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)
Email Assignments:info@TeacherRecertification.com instructor Joseph C’de Baca 727-258-7233
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|Book Readings||30%||90 – 100 = A|
|Reading Chapter Reviews/Reflections||35%||80 - 89 = B|
|Final Application Essay or Activity||35%||70 - 79 = C|
|Total||100%||0 - 69 = F|
|Letter Grade||%||Possible Points Points Earned|
|Re-Write Assignments||Based on Rubric Score|
Academic Standards: Academic standards that apply to this course will vary from state to state. Visit your district or state educational websites for academic standards that may apply to specific courses or subject areas and apply them as needed.
Character and Temperament Types: Please Understand Me
Course Assignments and Rubrics:
|Chapter Reviews/ Questions||Basic (50 pts.)||Proficient (60 pts.)||Advanced (70 pts.)|
|Read the book and write chapter reviews and reflections for each chapter.
Write several paragraphs about the ideas, knowledge, and information that you thought was significant from each chapter.
Consider reflecting on a paragraph or a concept that was enlightening and applicable to teaching.
Address or apply any state, district, or national academic standards.
Expanded bullet points of main issues are also acceptable.
Include your personal
experiences, ideas, and critical analysis.
|Writes a basic narrative of the chapters’ contents.
Includes major points expressed by the author.
Includes at least one citation or example.
|Writes a general narrative of the chapters’ contents with limited personal reflection.
Expresses major points of each chapter.
Writing includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Includes several citations or examples.
|Writes a complete narrative of the main points of each chapter.
Writes personal reflections that include the student’s experiences with these issues as they relate to their personal classroom experience.
Expresses major points of each chapter and provides in-depth elaboration.
Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Includes critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.
Chapter Questions and Responses
|Course Questions||Basic (10 pts)||Proficient (20 pts)||Advanced (30 pts)|
|Respond to the questionswith complete answers
from the book readings
|Answers the questions with a basic or general response.
|Questions are completely addressed with some elaboration, critical analysis and classroom application.
|Questions are thoroughly addressed and incorporated into a narrative. Response are elaborated on in depth with an exploration and critical analysis of the questions positive and/or limiting content as it applies to instructional applications in the classroom.
Final-Application Essay Rubric Assignment
|Final-Application Essay||Basic (10 pts.)||Proficient (20 pts.)||Advanced (30 pts.)|
|Write an essay linking all the course content or assignments, and show how they can be applied to teaching students, schools, and personal development.||Writes an essay addressing how the course content can be applied to classroom instruction, student achievement, and the overall school environment.
|Writes an essay with one or two examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in the classroom and school environments.
Writing addresses any state, district, or national academic standards.
Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as students’ affective needs and academic achievement.
|Writes a thorough essay with multiple examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in classroom and schools.Includes student’s personal and experiential reflections and any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Writing has critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.
Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as the affective needs of students along with academic achievement.
Optional Lesson/Unit Plan or Activity Rubric (replaces the essay)
|Activity Lesson/Unit Plans||Basic (10 pts.)||Proficient (20 pts.)||Advanced (30 pts.)|
|Write a unit plan with two or more lesson plans or activities that demonstrate the course concepts in a school classroom or instructional environment.Other activities include: staff development,
state academic standards, parent outreach, department or committee work, curriculum development, presentations, and school events.
|Creates a minimal activity and lesson plan that briefly demonstrates a simple application of a course concept or strategy that can be utilized in classrooms for instructional and/or evaluative applications.
|Creates a general activity and lesson plan or unit plan that demonstrates two or more course applications of the various topics or concepts.
Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Contains a variety of teaching or learning styles and concrete or abstract practical applications of a concept from the course materials.
|Creates a detailed activity and lesson plan or unit plan that includes a variety of teaching and learning styles.
Contains concrete and abstract activities for practical classroom applications of several concepts from the course content.
Addresses any state, district, or national academic standards in the activity.
Creates a lesson plan or activity that helps students utilize course content to apply the knowledge or skills to school curriculum for their affective needs and improving academic achievement.
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Joseph C’de Baca with any questions.
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