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1. 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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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 would your students describe your teaching?

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Todays our world is changeing very fastly. so be prepare.
 
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I found a new picture and can show it to my student. besides that, i can make it as a lesson to them.
 

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#3 of 25

If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?

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No. i want work, I want to use my skills and improve my knowledge. i want to be around children.
 
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If I had enough money to retire right now, I would travel but I would still volunteer my time to many schools. I would volunteer to read to students and help teachers in the classroom anyway that I could.
 

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#4 of 25

How do you feel about inclusive classrooms?

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I approve of them. It is important for students to feel include in their peers lives.
 
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Not an ideal atmosphere but a pragmatic solution.
 

Education Requirements

High school teachers must have a bachelorís degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license. Most states require high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as chemistry or history. While majoring in a subject area, future teachers typically enroll in their higher educationís teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

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#5 of 25

How do you communicate with parents on a regular basis?

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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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Using a communication book, and/or telephone call.
 

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#6 of 25

What are techniques you use to teach besides direct instruction?

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I monitor self exploration.
 
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I like to use the think-pair-share technique because it allows students to talk to one another and to learn from one another. I also like to use a lot of team activities, so that students know what it is like to work with their others and so that students can learn from other students.
 

Work Environment

Most high school teachers work in either public or private schools. Some teach in public magnet and charter schools. Others teach in private religious or secular schools.

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#7 of 25

Please tell me about your most challenging experience while working with children or in the classroom?

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My most challenging experience was to teach kids with different abilities in the same classroom.
 
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The most challenging experience thus far for me is to teach math to Kids with different abilities.
 

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#8 of 25

Why did you decide to become a teacher?

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Because i love to learn, be around children and learn from others.
 
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l want to use my skills to do good to the society, l love to be around small children, I can learn new things.
 

Teacher Pros

1. There are at least two pros to being an educator. At the top of the list is the fact that you are doing something that will have a positive impact on your students and thus society. In short, you can make a difference. The second is that you become a life-long learner, not only modeling it for your students but for your benefit and growth as well. May 30th, 2012

2. Seeing the students "get it" May 30th, 2012

3. The pros to a profession as a teacher is that you get to be around children of all ages. You are able to learn from them just as much as they are able to learn from you. Learning is a continual process which is done by both the teacher and the students. Another pro is the relationships that you build as a teacher with your students, their families, and the school community. June 13th, 2012

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#9 of 25

What challenges are you looking for in a position?

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I want to learn something new everyday during my teaching career.
 
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The challenges that I am looking for in a position are adjusting lessons to meet all the students' needs in the classroom. Students learn on different levels and it is a teachers job to help the challenges that the students come to school with.
 

Questions to Ask

1. What does your ideal teacher have for qualities?

2. What support have you in place for an nqt?

3. What types of professional development does the district offer?

4. Would this substitute position lead to a permanent position?

5. If I am hired for the position when will the classroom be available for me to start preparing.

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#10 of 25

How do you feel when a student fails?

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I feel bad because something wrong in my teaching nd i m trying to improve them.
 
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I reflect to see if I could have done anything differently to help them succeed. It really depends on the reason the student failed.
 

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#11 of 25

What is your philosophy towards work?

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The more you put into your work the bigger the reward for you and the institution.
 
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You only get out what you put in.
 

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#12 of 25

How do you handle stressful situations?

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I try to handle stressful situations as calmly as possible. If necessary, I will come to someone for help that knows more about the issue I am having.
 
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I first try to remain as calm as possible, and then think through the resolutions that i need to take.
 

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#13 of 25

How well has your college/university prepared you for the field of teaching?

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My education provided a base on which to build both my skills as a teacher and my content knowledge.
 
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They have prepared me to be an effective teacher. I have learned a lot of user friendly strategies that can be utilized in the classroom setting.
 

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#14 of 25

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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That can be a struggle for any teacher. A well balanced curriculum will allow for review time, so that there is plenty of review alongside the new material.
 
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I believe that is a subjective statement. It seems to me that, at least at times, the issue isn't so much quantity of material but quality of time used. Organizational abilities can be very instrumental in covering curriculum effectively.
 

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#15 of 25

What would you tell a parent if he or she was concerned about their kidís grades?

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I would show students work and tell them what was good and what could be improved on. Ask for there help and work out a plan we could monitor together and assure them I will not give up on there child.
 
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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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#16 of 25

Have you ever taken care of someone? Did you enjoy it?

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I take care of my kids all of the time, and I enjoy it.
 
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In what way?
 

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#17 of 25

What was your most rewarding experience during student teaching?

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Teach children to love science or at least to like science.. through fun activities where they were always involved.. which it make them feel intersted and learning something.
 
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Sometimes its a simple hug even a look. Maybe its a picture they drew for you at home or a story the mom told you about what they said at dinner the night before. When they come back and visit then you know you did something right!
 

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#18 of 25

What are you most proud of?

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My personal accomplishments were in school, because school is what lead me to bigger accomplishments in life.
 
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I am most proud of the moments when I know for a fact that I have helped a student learn.
 

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#19 of 25

If I were your principal and we were setting goals for next year, what would they be?

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If I sat down with the principal and set goals I would want to set goals that benefit my students. These goals could be anywhere from goals to better my instruction to goals of making the students perform better. For example, I could set goals that state by certain times I wanted my students to master certain information. I would want to be able to set goals for my instruction to be able to help the students master the information.
 
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If you were my principal and we were setting goals for next year, they would be geared towards student learning. For example, we may set goals for developing interdisciplinary units, creating an in-school enrichment/intervention program, developing service projects, or student mentoring programs.
 

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#20 of 25

What is the toughest problem you've had to face? And how did you overcome it?

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The toughest problem was the day one of my students told me that when he would be an he would be like a killer... I overcome talking to him trying to make him understand how value is life and how can he would be an asset to the comunity, and also I send him to the psycologist of the school.
 
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Time management, now i prepare my session plans keeping my students abilities in mind.
 

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#21 of 25

What is your greatest strength?

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I have a passion for teaching in the classroom, that comes out in my presenting the lessons.
 
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I am dedicated and I never stop looking for ways to help my students achieve their best.
 

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#22 of 25

If students were having difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

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I teach that student using different skill that he learnt easily.
 
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I would offer an help class for thirty free minutes twice a week.
 

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#23 of 25

What techniques would you use to be sure that students understand?

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Real life experience and through practical work.
 
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Review, quizzes and ask question.
 

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#24 of 25

Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?

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I want to be a curriculum co-ordinator in a elementary school.
 
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I want to finish masters degree in maths and education.
 

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#25 of 25

What would your references say about you, if they were here right now?

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They would say that I am a hard worker.