Interview Questions Given to Me

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  1. MsBee

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    Didn't know if this would help anyone but I was given sample interview questions from a teacher(K-4 dept head) who does some interviews.

    Here were the questions she asked:

    1. Describe the teaching techniques or strategies that are most effective for you.

    2. How would you individualize instruction for students? (slow learners/advanced?)

    3. What procedures do or would you use to evaluate student progress?

    4. Who should be responsible for discipline in the school? Why?

    5. Describe your classroom discipline plan.

    6.How would you integrate technology into the curriculum you teach?

    7. Describe the process you use for developing a lesson plan?

    8. Tell us about your teaching strengths and challenges?

    9.What do you feel is the most effective way to communicate with parents? How have you used this technique?

    10. What qualities do you have that would enhance our teaching staff?
     
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  3. MsBee

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    I also have a list of sample answers that were given by one person she interviewed if anyone is interested.
     
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    That's a good list. You should post it in the interview thread to see how others would answer them.
     
  5. MsBee

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    Okay!! Will do.
     
  6. kilikena0310

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    That is a good list. I need to create a page with nothing but interview questions that I read on this forum. Then, I'll sucker someone into sitting down with me so I can practice my answer to every single question. I wonder if the promise of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies would be enough of a bribe? :)
     
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    Hi Bee, I would also like a list of the answers. Thanks!
     
  8. czacza

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    While it's helpful to see what kinds of questions are typically asked on interviews, why would you want a list of the answers? Schools are looking for what YOU think, YOUR philosophy, YOUR words...hiring committees see enough candidates to know what the 'pat' and 'safe' answers are...trying to memorize someone else's ideas of the 'right' answers is only going to make you nervous, seem rehearsed and not 'real'....

    You need to show who you are as a teacher in an interview. I have sung, laughed, told stories in interviews- it should be more of a conversation, letting the interviewee(s) see who you are as a teacher and potential colleague. Share your passion, your interests, your experience, education and dreams...be confident in who you are, show a willingness and desire to learn more, to grow and develop as an educator...

    Good luck.
     
  9. palla

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    I don't think people are trying to memorize others' answers. People are looking for ideas. Sometimes you hear a question and blank out. When you read answers from other people, it can help form your own response.
     
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    So reading the questions should help with that problem...I still think the answers should be from your own heart, knowledge and experience...
     
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    I understand where you are coming from and I agree that the answers need to reflect your personal background and experience. But I don't see anything wrong with having examples of answers posted. I have found it helpful in the past to read answers to interview questions, and I can't think of a single book on interviewing that didn't contain possible questions AND answers. Just like it is nice to look at a cover letter and resume for ideas, it is nice to hear possible answers to the various questions.
     
  12. MsBee

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    I'll post them later tonight.

    I would love to hear others answers to things. Just to see how they might word things different. I tell people all the time this is my "first big people interview" lo so any help, advice, suggestions whatever help.
     
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    1. Developmental level, hands on, whole group, varied strategies, meeting individual needs

    2. Home reading log-level based
    writing and reading workshops
    running records
    individualize homework

    3. observations, testing, thinking maps

    4. teacher and students. set rules and consequences together

    5. varied from year to year
    consequences meet actions
    love and logic

    6. powerpoint, SMART Board

    7. standards for grade level. essential questions and objectives.

    8. reading and writing.

    9. daily folder, communication plans, conferences, phone, website

    10. love of learning.
     
  14. RSMY

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    Thank You! :
     

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