These essay questions are going to make me pull my hair out. How have your past educational experiences prepared you for the job you are seeking? What does teaching mean to you? How will you contribute to the success of your students? What skills and talents do you have that make you an exemplary candidate? What are the challenges of dealing with a multicultural campus and how will you deal with them? What are the qualities of an effective teacher? Each district has questions just different enough that you have to craft an entire answer. I haven't yet been able to use something I've already written. They're so broad - I mean, I get that they're really testing to see if you can get a coherent thought down on paper, but I think I'd rather have questions about specific problems than these vague theoretical essays they keep asking for.