Interviewing Questions (from an almost second year teacher)?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by bewlove, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. bewlove

    bewlove Companion

    Jan 9, 2014
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    Apr 19, 2015

    Hey, friends! I hope you are all doing well! I have an interview Thursday. Next year will only be my second year teaching, and I love current position, but I drive an hour and am looking for something closer.

    Anyway, when I interviewed last year, I had my "portfolio". This contained lessons, letters of recommendations from teachers and mentors, transcripts, etc.

    Now that I have a little bit of teaching experience, I am wanting to change things up a bit. I always feel like principals aren't going to have time to flip through a 200-page portfolio and look at everything. I was thinking of just including the following things in a black binder. I wanted your opinion. They wouldn't necessarily go in this order.

    -Resume and cover letter (in front pocket)
    -Observation scores from the year
    -A sample of the different student data that I use to plan instruction (with name whited out)
    -Letters of recommendation
    -Two sample lesson plans from this past year
    -My typed teaching philosophy
    -An example of an assessment I would make using my standard based grading assessment format and an explanation of my converted grading scale that is aligned with state testing
    -A list of my volunteer/leadership experience with my current school (I was thinking a one page list)

    Now, I didn't go through the interview process a whole lot last summer, so I'm not sure if this sounds like enough (or maybe too much)? Any advice of things to add or remove?
  3. Rhesus

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    Jun 2, 2013
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    Apr 19, 2015

    That sounds about right. I wouldn't include more than that.

    You might repost down in the job seeker subforum; you'll get more traffic down there.

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