Originally Posted by luv4994
I have the same problem. I have to write an essay for graduate school about my strengths and weaknesses, but I'm not sure what to put. I was thinking about saying what my weakness was when I first started teaching and then explaining how I over came it.
My weakness was communicating negative feedback to parents out of fear that I would hurt the important relationship that parents and teacher must maintain. I overcame this weakness by ...............
I'm not a big believer in telling them what I think they want to hear.
I would answer the question honestly, but with a serious eye on how I'm working on that weakness. I would hope that all of us, upon realizing that we have a weakness, would work on fixing it, right???
When I last interviewed (as a math teacher, with the possilbility of teaching Pre-Calc or Calc) I said that my greatest weakness is my total lack of knowledge of graphing calculators. And that, if hired, I would have to hire my teenage babysitter to tutor me on how to use one.
So, between you and me and the world wide web, what is your greatest weakness as a teacher? Not when you first started, but now?
We'll find a way to make it both truthful and appealing.