Seeking Interview Questions to be Prepared

Discussion in 'Job Hunting & Interviews' started by DizneeTeachR, May 28, 2003.

  1. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    Hi all you teachers,
    I have looked at different threads on preparing for an interview. I am seeking questions that were a surprise or ones that a "teacher" should know the answers to. I am interviewing in Michigan, so I know some states have different state tests and what not. If there is anything you think I should definately know PLEASE help. I am the first interviewee. THANKS A BUNCH!!!
     
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  3. Upsadaisy

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    What is your philosophy of teaching?
    How do you handle difficult students? Situations?
    What is your behavior plan?
    How do you reward achieving students?
    What would your ideal schedule look like?
    How do you motivate students?
    What do you get out of teaching? Why do you want to?
    Describe a successful lesson plan which you have implemented.
    Describe ways in which you address various learning styles?
    What is the most important element or attribute which you bring to our school?
     
  4. Lanie

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    I was asked many of the questions Upsadaisy mentioned but also:
    What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    What have you been doing since you graduated from high school?
    How do you keep yourself aware of changes and innovations in education?
    What would you do if a parent confronted you about a situation with their child? How would you handle it?

    Good luck with your job search!
     
  5. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    We all know we have weaknesses, but what do you say as a teacher. You know something like my weakness is following through on a punishment or what?!? That's one when I did mock interviews I was stuck on as well.
     
  6. Brenda S.

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    On weaknesses you say something that sounds good. Like "I am a workoholic. I want everything done on time, so I will push myself until it is done right." Don't really tell any big weaknesses.
     
  7. Tara19

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    You need to mention some little weaknesses, so you odn't sound lie you think you're perfect. I agree with the other questions.
     

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