Interview Questions (2012)

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  1. ktmiller222

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    Interview questions from today:
    1. How do you make sure the paraprofessional is attending to student's goals when they are in the regular education classroom with the student?
    2. Tell me about a situation with a parent that you wish you would have handled differently.
    3. How do you provide structure in your classroom?
    4. What strategies have you used with students both academically and behaviorally?
    5. How do you communicate with parents?
    6. How do you communicate with parents when it comes to behavior?

    There are others but I can't think of them right now.
     
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  2. Marissam

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    Thanks for sharing common interview questions.
     
  3. teacherquestions

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    I had an interestng question today about what I would do if a parent contacted me to sue over an IEP. Whoa!
     
  4. runsw/scissors

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    I think the first thing I'd do is say, "Tell me more." Then I'd document everything they said so that I could bring them to my P and (if needed) my building rep, laywer, union, etc.
     
  5. Anuraggupta

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    Nov 3, 2016

    I think these interview questions are important from teaching career point of view :
    How do you teach to the state standards?
    How will you prepare students for standardized assessments?
    Describe your discipline philosophy.
    How do you make sure you meet the needs of a student with an individualized education plan?
    How do you communicate with parents?
    Why Teaching is the Most Important Profession ?
     
  6. Zeynep

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    Jan 23, 2017

    hello everybody!
    I´m from Germany and i just won a greencard last year. Actually, i´m looking for a job as a german teacher in nyc. I send a lot of applications and completed some skype job interviews. What worries me is this reccuring question: What is your salary expectation for this position?
    What should i answer? Its a full time job in a private middle school. I need an advice:(
     
  7. Jax123

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    I've never been asked a salary expectation question during interviews. Schools in PA already have a pay schedule they follow. If private, it's not going to be a lot unless it's one of those rich kid schools. I would say something like I expect it to be like al 1st year teacher salaries with benefits but I understand that it may be less then some schools since it is private.
     
  8. Committed2DaProfession

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    I teach public school, but I would imagine that the best way to prepare for that question is to google search salaries for 1st year teachers at that specific school. A site called glassdoor will probably have a general range for that school. If not, then try googling salaries for Certified and Uncertified Private School Foreign Language Teachers in your area.
     
  9. IloveSF

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    I got this one the other day; I've never had it before.

    What would your gradebook look like? I answered that it would have more performance and alternate types of assessments vs. multiple choice, etc. It was for an ELA position, so I assumed they would want more of that. Plus, multiple choice, standardized assessment questions don't prove skill mastery to me. Some kids are good guessers.
     
  10. ktmiller222

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    If you had an IEP meeting and the LEA had to leave to attend to a problem, what would you do?
    What would you do if a regular ed teacher sent one of your students to your special ed room for behavioral reasons?
    What are the steps to making an FBA?
     
  11. David DiCaprio

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    I have had similar ones to the posts above. One unique question I received before I became a special education representative was: Explain a time you went above and beyond to do something at the school?

    I talked about a field trip I organized based on students interests. Basically, my older students wanted to learn more about hospitals as a career field. I organized an awesome field trip there which took a lot of effort. However, I met their transition goals and created an authentic educational experience.

    -David
     
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    Love this one,
    My answer, seek a different profession because I decided not to do effective formative assessments anymore.
     
  13. johnab

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    I got this one a few months ago. Any ideas on the best way to answer it? I find I know the answer, but I'm having trouble verbalizing the answer succinctly.

    I also have trouble verbalizing questions involving how I would use data in my lesson plans. Once again, I know how to use data, but I get so nervous in these interviews, I tend to trip myself up.
     
  14. ktmiller222

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    I remember saying something along these lines: The paraprofessional would have some type of documentation to fill out (i.e. point sheet, just a random note with what they student did, a checklist that included some aspects of the goals, anything at all) so there is data collected of what they are doing with the student and what the student is doing in the classroom. Also, I would have regular communication with the regular education teacher which helps if they have any concerns or suggestions for the student or para in the classsroom.
     
  15. Leah

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    I had a few tricky questions about what would I do if a student would do something. I had to describe my solution to this problem and explain it. Although I love my job it's low paid and recently I've decided to search for something that will bring me steady income. Learn More on the web about writing and decided to help students with their paperwork. Now I have a lot of work I like to do.
     
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