When you get a call from a school administrator arresting you to interview for a teaching job, how do you feel? Happy? Elated? Excited? Nervous? Scared stiff?
You don't need to worry about the interview if you're a well-prepared, mighty candidate. Making ready for a teaching interview is a lot like learning for a test. You can divulge generally asked questions, think about what you'll say beforehand, and go in to do your best. If you put in order beforehand, the interview questions will seem habit and familiar. You'll have answers on the tip of your tongue, ready-to-go.
Below is a list of six generally asked teacher interview questions from my eBook, Guide to Getting the Teaching Job of Your Dreams. How would you sass each question?
1. Tell us about yourself.
This will be the first examine at roughly every interview. Just give a brief background in about three sentences. Tell them what colleges you graduated from, what you're certified to teach, what your teaching & working experiences are, and why you'd love the job.
2. How do you teach to the state standards?
If you interview in the United States, school administrators love to talk about state, local, or national standards! Reassure your interviewer that everything you do ties into standards. Be sure the lesson plans in your portfolio have the state standards typed right on them. When they ask about them, pull out your lesson and show them the close ties between your teaching and the standards.
3. How will you put in order students for standardized assessments?
There are standardized assessments at roughly every grade level. Be sure you know the names of the tests. Talk about your experiences Making ready students. You'll get bonus points if you know and divulge the format of the test because that will prove your familiarity.
4. divulge your discipline philosophy.
You use lots of inevitable reinforcement. You are firm, but you don't yell. You have approved consequences for inappropriate behavior. You have your classroom rules posted clearly on the walls. You set common routines that students follow. You bond to the school's discipline guidelines. Also, emphasize that you intuit discipline problems will be minimal because your lessons are very arresting and arresting to students. Don't tell the interviewer that you "send kids to the principal's office" whenever there is a problem. You should be able to cope most discipline problems on your own. Only students who have committed very serious behavior problems should be sent to the office.
5. How do you make sure you meet the needs of a trainee with an Iep?
An Iep is an "individualized study plan." Students with special needs will be given an Iep, or a list of things that you must do when teaching the child. An Iep might include anyone from "additional time for testing" to "needs all test questions read aloud" to "needs to use braille textbook." How do you ensure you're meeting the needs of a trainee with an Iep? First, read the Iep carefully. If you have questions, consult a special study teacher, counselor, or other staff member who can help you. Then, you just make sure you corollary the requirements on the Iep word for word. When necessary, you may be asked to attend a meeting in which you can make suggestions for updating the Iep. Your goal, and the goal of the Iep, is to make sure the trainee has anyone he or she needs to be flourishing in your class.
6. How do you divulge with parents?
This examine will come up at roughly every elementary school interview. It's fairly common in the middle school and high school as well. You might have a weekly parent newsletter that you send home each week. For grades 3 and up, you may need students to have an assignment book that has to be signed each night. This way, parents know what assignments are given and when projects are due. When there are discipline problems you call home and talk to parents. It's prominent to have an open-door policy and request parents to share their concerns at any time.
For more teacher interview questions, I request you to download my eBook Getting the Teaching Job of Your Dreams ( http://www.iwantateachingjob.com ). In it you will find 50 common interview questions and answers as well as practical advice for getting the teaching job you want.
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