**Interview Questions 2010**

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  1. txteach2b

    txteach2b Comrade

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    Can we start a new thread for interview questions this year?

    Some questions I was asked at my interview were:

    • What is your decision making process?
    • What motivates you to get up in the morning?
    • Tell me about the last 5 books you read and how they influenced you.
     
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  3. txteach2b

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    These were also posted:

     
  4. Simba

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    Thank you for starting this.

    I'm trying to put all of last years questions on note cards. Did this work for anyone else?
     
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    What is your decision making process for what?
     
  6. roseteacher12

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    here are some of the questions I was asked last week:

    1. why did you become a teacher? (I dont like this questions, I dont really have a profound answer for this-just i love to teach! lol)

    2. tell me about a lesson that went really well and why.

    3. tell me about a lesson that did not go well and why.

    4. how did you handle a disruptive student that you were not prepared to handle?

    5. how do you incorporate technology?

    6. how do you differentiate to address needs?
     
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    The last five books! I read about a book a week and seldom remember the names or the order in which I read them!
     
  8. Alisha

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    I had an interview today for an 8th grade science/language arts position. I'll try to remember some of the questions they asked.

    Tell us about yourself. (Of course)
    Describe your philosophy of education.
    What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
    Tell about a time you worked as part of a team and what makes you a good team member.
    How do you assess your students and how do you differentiate? (Yes this was asked as ONE question I think I answered for about 5 minutes straight haha!)
    Describe 3 approaches that you use to manage behavior in the classroom.
    What do you feel is one of the greatest challenges that today's teachers face?
    How do you use technology in your lessons.
    Describe a typical lesson in your class.
    Tell about your greatest strengths as a teacher.
    What is your greatest weakness?
    Tell about your best lesson and why it went well. Tell about a lesson that didn't go well and why.
    How do you motivate students?

    That is all I can remember for now, there were 20 altogether (although I don't think I got asked all of them because I think my answers touched multiple questions)
     
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    Here are some different questions that I can remember:

    How would you differentiate instruction for your honors sections and regular sections in the same grade knowing that both groups will ultimately be responsible for meeting the same standards?

    What does ethics mean to you as an educator?

    What would you do if you gave a 6-weeks unit assessment, and most of your students didn't do as well as you thought or performed below the district average?
     
  10. ms.

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    I'm horrible w/ book names as well, I use goodreads.com to keep track of all the books I read. I would probably have to share the teaching books (or non-fiction books) I've read in the past few months, of which I can remember the title. Although reading fiction is a great cognitive exercise, and I might share I'm an avid reader, I don't think they really care if the last two books I read were The Secret Life of Bees or Dune. :D


    At an interview last week I was asked:

    What assessment strategies do you have experience using?

    Share an experience you had in which you successfully taught a child to read.

    What is your background in X subject?

    Would you be comfortable with helping develop a new [INSERT SUBJECT] curriculum for our school?

    Outside of school what are some of your hobbies / outside interests?
     
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    Basically, I felt I was asked how I go about making important decisions. I usually think about things for a while, ask several people their opinions on whatever it might be, and make up my mind based on all the information I can gather.

    As for the books, I shared that I love to read, and I spat out 5 books that inspired me, not really the last ones I read. The teacher liked that I included The Trumpet of the Swan in my answer, and she said they study that book in another grade level. That one's one of my all-time favorites.
     
  12. myloveasdeep

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    They asked me if I would be able to stand my ground with strong personalities, both coworkers and students.

    They asked me how I defined "at-risk student".

    They asked me why they should hire me, with very little experience, over a teacher with 20 years experience.
     
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    Here are a few I remember from my interview today:

    1. In what scenario would you send a student to the office?

    2. If you were teaching 11th and 12th grade English, what five novels and what five dramatic works would you teach? (I completely blanked on this. Pulling from thin air was not easy, but I did eventually come up with enough items.)

    3. How do you address differences in learning styles and motivation?

    4. What does a typical lesson in your classroom look like?

    5. During your student teaching, what did you enjoy about teaching at the high school level?
     
  14. penguinpc

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    My alarm clock, two children and a dog? :D
    (Is that a bad answer?)
     
  15. txteach2b

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    LOL, Penguin!! I said something along the lines of the kids & how each day is different, and that's what I like about it. I like the challenge of each day.
     
  16. ms.

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    What inspired you to become a teacher?

    Give us a real life example of an outstanding teacher.
     
  17. MrShiva

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    Im only student but i want share some questions about interviewing

    What is your goal in teaching?
     
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    Hi

    This topic help me a lot in developing my project. I will contribute more when I finished it.
     

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