Assistant Teacher Interview Questions

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  1. msaly

    msaly Comrade

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    question has been answered.
     
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  3. MsWK

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    I always ask "what would you do if... " questions. This gives me insight into a teacher's thought process. Are they concerned about safety? Do they have a good sense of developmentally appropriate behavior? How do they handle discipline?
     
  4. Tasha

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    How do you feel about being an assistant/taking direction from a lead teacher?
    I agree that you need lots of scenario questions. Also, follow scenario questions with "what then?" what do you do if that doesn't work" etc. . . Also, how do you feel about being called in or working extra hours. Oh yes and can you be here every day and be on-time :lol:
     
  5. Master Pre-K

    Master Pre-K Virtuoso

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    Boy do I!!

    Do you like kids?
    Do you like adults?
    Do you have a cell phone? If you get this job, you will not use it my classrooms. How do you feel about that?
    Can you cut an apple in half?
    Can you operate a laminator, copy machine, and a pair of scissors?
    Are you willing to learn how to operate these machines?
    Do you take criticism?
    Do you take criticism well?
    Can you follow directions?
    Can you follow written directions?
    Can you follow non-verbal directions?
    Are you willing to attend workshops, take notes, and learn new procedures?
    Are you flexible in that you can take lead of the class in case our teacher steps out?
    Can you answer the telephone in a professional manner?
    Can you call a parent and ask why a child is sick?
    Can you take a message, write it down, and will it be understandable?
    Can you conjugate the verb 'be'?
    Do you understand there is no eating during teaching, and are you willing to follow this rule?
    Do you understand our hours are 8:00 to 3:00 and you are to be here for the entire day?
    Can you lift 50 pounds?
    Are you willing to lift 50 pounds?
    Are you willing to lift a 50 pound child off of a slide or toliet?
    Are you willing to lift chairs off the floor, every day and stack it on a table.
    Are you willing to lift a 10 pound cot off the floor and stack it as well?
    Are you willing and able to serve food to children?
    Are you willing and able to assist children open food and cut food into bite sized portions.
    How do you feel about helping children in the bathroom?
    How do you feel about children who are sick?
    Do you have any concerns helping a sick child change their clothing?
    Can you read this paragraph? (5th grade passage)
    Are you able and willing to read aloud?
    Are you willing to stay some evenings to help for programs, bookfairs, parties?
    Can you count money?
    Are you comfortable counting money?
    If you are given a direction that you don't agree with or understand, what is your reaction?
    Do you believe it is okay to criticize or correct another adult in front of children?
    Do you believe it is okay to critize or correct another adult who is your supervisor?
    Do you feel it is okay to leave a classroom without notifying your teacher?
    Do you have any personal or prior committments that may prevent you from working a full day?
    Do you have a prior engagement or surgery planned that you wish to share with us?
    Are you willing to help in another classroom when asked?
    Are you willing to clean tables, wash toys, and store materials?
    Are you willing to read, write, and spell words with children?
    Do you have any disabilities or conditions that will prevent you from jumping, running, or sitting on the floor engaging with children?
    Are you willing and able to interact with children throughout the classroom and outside.
    Are you willing to work in sand, mud, water, paint, both indoors and outdoors?
    Are you willing to follow the teacher dress code, and understand that you will be sent home if you are wearing anything deemed inapporpriate.
    Are you willing to call in to the office immediately when you realize you will be late or absent.

    I may be totally anal here...but you can guess and pass a written test! :unsure: This is some everyday stuff that you really should know!
     
  6. SBS810

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    Asking questions that are medical/health related is walking a fine line with violating HIPAA laws.
     
  7. sewsouth

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    From what I understand about HIPAA is
    that you can not gain information from a third party.
    It basically gives you rights over your health information
    and sets rules and limits on who can look at and
    receive your health information.

    If I am interviewing someone for a job I want to know
    if there are things that they could not do that would
    prohibit them from doing what is asked of them....lifting,
    sitting on floor, etc.

    If there are medical issues and we can work around it
    we will.
     
  8. Blue

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    msaly, can they meet certification requirements? Do they have any experience/education in child development? Can they pass a background check?
     
  9. cutNglue

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    Haha Master Pre-K. I haven't heard from you in a while! I would have failed some of those questions. How can I know how to use a laminator if I've never had one on a previous job? Lol. Some of them are very good questions. I do agree we need to be more thorough in our interviews.
     
  10. SpecSub

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    Although I understand that you would need to know if somebody has a surgery scheduled, that is an illegal question. See #7:

    http://www.resumebear.com/blog/inde...illegal-or-inappropriate-interview-questions/

     
  11. SpecSub

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    Although I understand that you would need to know if somebody has a surgery scheduled, that is an illegal question. And you CANNOT ask about disabilities!!! Those are illegal interview questions that can open you to a discrimination suit.

    http://www.resumebear.com/blog/inde...illegal-or-inappropriate-interview-questions/

     
  12. Preschool_Rocks

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    How about something like...

    "What is your favorite picture book?"
    "What was the last early childhood professional book you've read?"
    "What is you learning philosophy?"
    "How do you feel about PLAY?"
     
  13. vegetablevn

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    Hi,

    Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

    Apart from that, this link below may be useful:http://illegalinterviewquestions.info/
    Tks again and pls keep posting.
     
  14. brejohnson88

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    I love these questions. I feel like more questions regarding eatly childhood education should be asked when giring assistant teachers. They should love kids, want to be there, and will complete their daily tasks. I would have loved if I got to sit in on the interviews and picked out the assistant teacher since I will have to work with them.
     
  15. vannapk

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    That is so true bre! I can't stand when a principal hires an assistant without the teacher even being present in the interview! One time a principal I worked with hired an assistant who was so very wrong for the job she didn't even last a week! It was clear the principal didn't ask her any relevant questions and the person had absolutely no understanding of what an assistant's job entailed. So sad...
     
  16. brejohnson88

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    I think everyone also has people they clash with and it would be hard to work with one of these people in your room. Last year, during my student teaching I had to work with an assistant teacher who had some issues herself and she would not take any crtisism or try to change. It was not only annoying me but also the child she was working with. He actually started to regress instead of succeed. It was so sad to sit and watch this happen. Finally we got the P on board and she was asked not to come back next year.
     
  17. hdblue

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    Dear friends

    I like Assistant Teacher Interview Questions very much.

    Very useful for me.

    Rgs
     
  18. johanelmander45

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    Hi

    You can find this info by using search box in the top of website with some keywords related before posting questions.
    If you want to get more materials that related to this topic, you can visit: typicalinterviewquestions.info

    Best regards.
     
  19. moonbeamsinajar

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    How do you feel about children who are sick?
    Do you have any concerns helping a sick child change their clothing?

    Having had several assistants over the past 15 years, this would be what I would have liked to know. I often had assistants who could not help a child change pants after an accident, because it made them gag, or made them vomit, etc. etc. That meant I was always the one who had to do it. And during the years when I had kids who messed their pants every day, it was a big issue. I never mind sharing the responsibility, but it gets old in a hurry when you are the only one who is "able" to do that. (and on the day 3 kids had toileting accidents in a row, it was a HUGE issue).
     
  20. dlotus205

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    Hi Msaly,
    I think there are many different questionsm, but they are base on:
    1. Experience and knowledge
    2. Handle a crowd of students
    3. Seriousness of the individual
    4. Difficult moments in your last job
    Think advance about them. After that, you can practice with the questions. You can find them out at many site, ex: teacherinterviewquestions. info, teacherjobguide. info...I think it's better for you to answer anyquestion. Now, I'm a assistant teacher and that's my way. I hope that it's helpful for you and others.
    Best rgs!
     
  21. the042011

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    Hi,

    Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

    Tks again and pls keep posting.

    I found some references on this subject, please refer to everyone here: interviewquestionsandanswers.biz
    Best regards.
     

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