What do you think of these answers to application questions?

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  1. penguinpc

    penguinpc Comrade

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    Mar 26, 2012

    Please take a look at my answers to the following two questions and let me know what you think or suggest how I can change them. Thanks!

    What are your three most important reasons for wanting to work with students in a DFW Area district?

    (I feel like I've got a few too many 'I' statements in these.)

    1. I believe that children benefit from the instruction that I provide.

    2. Working with children and watching them grow as lifelong learners is my passion.

    3. Having the ability to teach, influence, and learn from students is one of the most rewarding things in life that a person can experience.

    What three things would you most want to know about the students with whom you will work?


    1. I would like to know each students' likes and dislikes so that I can create lessons for the students that meet their needs and interests.

    2. I would like to know about their family and how much support that parents will give me as the teacher and their child as the student.

    3. I would like to know each students' needs. Do they have a certain learning style that works best for them? Is there something going on in their lives that could affect their learning? Do they have learning disabilities or special abilities?
     
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  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    What are your three most important reasons for wanting to work with students in a DFW Area district?

    Make sure you answer the question. You answered why you want to teach. They asked why you want to work THERE.


    2. What three things would you most want to know about the students with whom you will work?


    1. I would like to know each students' likes and dislikes so that I can create lessons for the students that meet their needs and interests. How do you tie their needs into their likes and dislikes?



    2. I would like to know about their family and how much support that parents will give me as the teacher and their child as the student.

    3. I would like to know each students' needs. Do they have a certain learning style that works best for them? Is there something going on in their lives that could affect their learning? Doesn't this belong with reason $2?Do they have learning disabilities or special abilities?

    Is there a reason why your answers are so brief? If you're limited in space or number of characters, then fine. But if not, I would give some details-- give them a chance to see how you think a bit. An extra sentence or two for each question might help flesh things out.
     
  4. newbie23

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    Mar 26, 2012

    I agree with Alice, I think the first question is asking why you want to work with students in this particular district as opposed to any other district. You should research the demographics as well as the programs in place in the schools you hope to work. Incoporate these into your answers so that the audience can see you working with their students in their schools.

    In all three responses to the second question you are essentially saying the same thing; you want to know their needs (and likes, and abilities, and learning styles) so that you can plan appropriate lessons. I like what you're saying but I feel like it could be summed up into just one or two "things" rather than all three.

    If I were you, I'd do a quick brainstorm of my responses for both questions. Limit yourself to writing as much as you can (keywords) for 3 minutes or so. Then, prioritize. You may even be able to combine some of your keywords.
     

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