Interview Questions 2012

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  1. wanting2teach

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    May 24, 2012

    There may have already been a thread posted regarding Interview Questions 2012, but I couldn't find it. I apologize if this is not a good place to post this.

    I had an interview today for 2nd grade. Here's how it went:

    Two 2nd grade teachers and 1 principal were on the interview team. They each had a copy of the questions with blanks for them to take notes as I was talking.

    Questions they asked:
    1. Tell us about yourself including your teaching experience.
    2. What elementary curriculum have you worked with in the past?
    3. What do you think you can offer to this school that other candidates can't?
    4. What is your classroom management like?
    5. Who was your favorite teacher and why?
    6. Do you have any questions for us?
    7. Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about yourself?

    The interview lasted for about 30 minutes. They said that they would do a second round of interviews next week where they would have candidates do a 30-minute demo lesson.
     
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  3. kevmic28

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    I had so many questions tonight at my interview tonight ots hard to remember them all. It was two pages of questions we went through. The one I really remember the most was the last one.

    1: Tell us something about you that we dont already know so far.
    2: Tell us about a successful lesson that you taught.
    3: How can you use technology to teach on the classroom.
     
  4. TeachingHistory

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    Mixture of two interviews...can't remember who asked what. My favorite questions? The reteaching and why questions.

    What kind of assessments do you use?

    How do you use the results of the assessments?

    Do you believe in reteaching? (Can we say loaded question? I got it though!)

    How would you structure a unit on the Rev. War, Constitution, or the Civil War?

    How do you differentiate your instruction for varied learning styles?

    How do you manage behavior, specifically with a student that repeatedly misbehaves.

    Is there anything we didn't ask you that you would like us to know? (I told them the question: something you'd hear me say to students a lot, and my answer : Why? And then I explained why I do that. Then I was asked: "Why is it important to ask why?")

    How would you incorporate technology in your classroom?
     
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    May 24, 2012

    The interview for the job I got was awhile ago, but I do remember a few questions (not word for word, but the same general ideas)

    What is your behavior management plan?
    How do you differentiate instruction?
    How do you involve parents? How would you respond to an angry parent?
    How do you define professionalism?
    How do you use technology in the classroom?
    What do you know about charter schools, and why do you want to work for a charter school? (This interview was with a charter obviously.)
     
  6. FourSquare

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    All of the above, plus:

    What does it mean to be an at risk student?

    What factors cause a student to be unsuccessful in school?

    How would you collaborate with team/grade level partners?

    How can administration best support you as a developing teacher?
     
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    One more I remember:

    What would you say to a parent who said you weren't meeting their child's needs?
     
  8. wanting2teach

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    Here are a few more from my interview yesterday:

    - What does professionalism mean to you? Describe a situation in which you have grown professionally.
    - What types of learning strategies do you use? How do you assess if learning strategies are working?
    - How do you make sure you have time for planning, grading, parent communication, etc. outside of the classroom?
    - What are your methods for differentiating instruction for English Language Learners, Gifted and Talented, and Special Education?
     

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