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Old 06-03-2011, 12:47 PM
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Tips for kindergarten and first grade interview

Many of you know I really didn't like the teaching position I was in this last semester. I posted about it at the beginning, but haven't said much lately. It didn't get any better, so I'm now looking for a new job.

I just scheduled my fourth interview in less than 2 weeks. This one is only 2 miles from my house and at a school that has a lot of military children (which is similar to where I worked for 3.5 years). The only thing different is that this interview is for a kindergarten and a first grade job (two different positions). I've only taught 3rd and 5th, so I'm a little nervous. Does anyone have any tips for these grade levels? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:30 PM
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no tips for K or 1st grade, but just wanted to wish you GOOD LUCK and wow, 4 interviews!! That's awesome

Sending you good vibes FFH and hope everything else is going well
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:33 PM
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Thank you!
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:33 PM
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For K: they may ask how you would go about teaching basic reading and/or writing. They may ask about your approach to discipline or how you will handle children who may never have been in school before.

For 1st: You may again get asked about approach to discipline. You may also be asked how you would handle multileveled readers in your class since you can have a wide array of abilities in one room.


Good luck!!
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:47 PM
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Thank you Mommyserenity! I know I can handle the discipline-I will need to prepare for the reading questions before Monday.

Out of the four interviews so far, this is the one I want the most!
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:54 PM
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:17 PM
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I would expect questions on differentiation and beginning reading. I will actually look up my notes from my interview last year and post...

I have an interview on Monday, too for kindergarten (there is no grade level I would rather be!!!!)! Good luck! You will rock it! Best wishes!
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:34 PM
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I would love to see your notes. Thank you so much!
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:37 PM
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Differentiation- high and low
Literacy block- what would I see
Math block- how do you teach it
Special education experience?
feelings on Inclusion- Including SpEd- severe and emo disturbed
Behavior management
Parent involvement- home school communication links
Weakness
Educational background

I had two interviews for this position these are the notes from my first one- I must have more notes somewhere else. I will keep looking and I will see if I can find my notes from interview 2.

What time is your interview on Monday?
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:46 PM
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Last year obviously was my first year interviewing for a teaching job and of course I was a nervous wreck- I was just insane- so I did what any good student does and I studied. I studied atoz and combed the interview threads and took every question that was posted and wrote out a reply and printed it. I have about a 25 page packet of interview questions and answers that I lived on last summer. If I was not trying out interview outfits or on an interview or dropping off resumes in person to every school within 1.5 hours of me, I was studying that packet.

I know they also asked why should we hire you? What are your strengths and weaknesses?
By interview 2 I guess I must have just been wiped because I cannot find any notes from it, but I think they were more situational ones- that was in front of the panel. Like what would you do if this happened or a student did this etc.
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