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1. Please tell me about your most challenging experience while working with children or in the classroom?
Teacher
September 10th, 2014

In education, a teacher is a person who provides schooling for others. A teacher who facilitates education for an individual student may also be described as a personal tutor. The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out by way of occupation or profession at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher at state-funded schools must first obtain professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college.
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Teacher Interview Questions
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How do you communicate with parents on a regular basis?
 
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Using a communication book, and/or telephone call.
 
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I communicate with parents through newsletters that I send home as well as newsletters that I can scan and display on my webpage. I also communicate with parents through e-mail or phone calls. I also communicate with parents during parent-teacher conferences.
 
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How do you feel about inclusive classrooms?
 
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Great for many students with special needs. However some students have aggressive behaviors that would interfere with other students learning. In that case a special day class may be best.
 
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I approve of them. It is important for students to feel include in their peers lives.
 
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What are techniques you use to teach besides direct instruction?
 
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Hands on such as TEACCH (check it out on Google). Also using the UNIQUE curriculum designed for students with special needs.
 
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I monitor self exploration.
 
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How would your students describe your teaching?
 
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In one word: Fun. I take a lesson, and make it fun by being animated, and by allowing for creativity.
 
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What is your knowledge of and experience with standards-based education.
 
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Are you constantly searching for things you can show, tell, or demonstrated to students? Tell us about some recent discovery, something that you have found.
 
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I teach to an amazing group of young adults with special needs. All lessons are modified with accommodations, to meet the individual needs of the student. For example: Working on social skills involved role playing various situations (often incorporating sign language for those who are hearing impaired)
 
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Why did you decide to become a teacher?
 
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If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?
 
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No. I have so much more to learn from my students. I love networking with others in this field.
 
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No I would not, depending on the job I am currently doing.
 
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Why did you decide to become a teacher?
 
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I have had a strong passing for math and while in high school and college did alot of peer tutoring
 
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I had such a wonderful experience in music that I wanted to bring such a wonderful experience to others.
 
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How do you feel when a student fails?
 
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I feel that I may not have given clear directions for that particular assessment. I also feel that how can I make my work more clear, so that all of my students can pass.
 
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I feel disappointed, but I also feel that there are many ways to solve the problem. I believe that every student who takes ownership of their own success will succeed. I believe it is my job to help students see how they can improve and inspire them to take ownership of their own learning.
 
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What challenges are you looking for in a position?
 
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The challenges that I am look ing for in a position is working on my technology skills.
 
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I am looking for challenging curriculum.
 
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How well has your college/university prepared you for the field of teaching?
 
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My university prepared me well for the field of teaching.
 
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I think they put their best effort to clear my concepts which is a basic tool for being a good teacher.
 
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What is your philosophy towards work?
 
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My philosophy towards work is that if I can come in to school prepared to teach my students, then my students should also come to school prepared to learn.
 
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We dont lose time.
 
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How do you handle stressful situations?
 
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I handle them very well. I remain calm and assess the situation before jumping in. I try to be the calm but effective presence in the room.
 
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I try to take the situation one-step-at-a-time. I try to think about the problem and then I try to see if I can find a solution.
 
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It seems like there is never enough time to cover the curriculum or to get children to master content and skills. Would you comment on that?
 
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I think it is important for teachers to remember that getting through everything can be a challenge. It is important for teachers to simply fit-in the content and skills that meet the students because each year, teachers will have students with different needs and each student learns differently.
 
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Superb device... Just as before... The girl Adores neverwinter AD !!!
 
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What would you tell a parent if he or she was concerned about their kid’s grades?
 
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Encourage them with positive information regarding their child. Gently suggest some private tutoring or letting me see their notes. Assure the parents that I will help the students as much as possible.
 
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I would tell the parent that we have to continue to do our best to work closely with the child.
 
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Have you ever taken care of someone? Did you enjoy it?
 
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Helping other people is my passion. I fell happy and contented to help them. Its a great help to me especially im dealing with various pupil.
 
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Recently in Wal-Mart I noticed that the sign that said, "Twenty items or less". It should be "Twenty items or fewer". We are counting in this situation so it should be "fewer" not "less".
 
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What was your most rewarding experience during student teaching?
 
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The most rewarding experience during my student teaching was when I saw that my students were successful in something that I taught them.
 
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I don't have any experience of teaching in any institute before. I tought some students at home during my student life and was appreciated for my way of conveying the knowledge.
 
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If I were your principal and we were setting goals for next year, what would they be?
 
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My goals would be to work on my time management.
 
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My main goal would be for all teachers to push their students to be the best that they can be. I would also set a goal for all students to be successful.
 
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What are you most proud of?
 
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I am most proud of my transition time. I play the jeopardy theme song and I display the count-down video on the board, so students know how much time they have until they have to transition to the next subject.
 
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When I see my students showing kindness and empathy, taking responsibility and helping each other learn.
 
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Describe the best lesson you have delivered. Why was it successful?
 
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My best lesson. I personalised the lesson rather than óne fit for all´. I put the students into groups according to their learning style. Having one lesson objective groups of different learning styles carried out different activities in which all could engage 100%. This the best lesson because all the groups reported their findings during plenary. All of them discussed their findings and made a concrete conclusion.
 
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My best lesson. I personalised the lesson rather than óne fit for all´. I put the students into groups according to their learning style. Having one lesson objective groups of different learning styles carried out different activities in which all could engage 100%. This the best lesson because all the groups reported their findings during plenary. All of them discussed their findings and made a concrete conclusion.
 
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What is the toughest problem you've had to face? And how did you overcome it?
 
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I have had the toughest time with one of my students. I overcame it by allowing him to play the jeopardy theme song for me, so that he can transition to the next period with the entire class.
 
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I personally have lost my dad, and recently my wife lost her baby. Our church family has been an encouragement to us. Our belief that God is in control is also an encouragement.
 
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If students were having difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
 
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I would present the information another way, i. E. I would revise my lesson plan and work with the students and try new approaches to introducing the information.
 
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Use different teaching styles to help them grsp concepts.
 
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What techniques would you use to be sure that students understand?
 
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I would explain a concept at least 3 different ways with multiple examples.
 
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I would use the think-pair-share technique, I would use the turn and talk technique, I would allow students to work with a partner on activities.
 
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Are you a positive and energetic person?
 
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Yes, I display energy in everything I do. I begin every music class with games that make music fun. Whether it is singing with movement or playing an instrument, I strive to make my classes fun and exciting. I am also a very positive person to work with. I am a team player and get along well with others. I try to see the positive in every situation.
 
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Yes, working with young children it helps you to get lots of energy.
 
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What is your greatest strength?
 
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My greatest strength is able to connect with my students. I have taught at many different levels and have always had great rapport with students from every school.
 
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My greatest strength is that I never give up.
 
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