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Help! I have an interview for a teaching position today!!!

Nov 26, 2013 10:10am

I'm nervous, but I've been thoroughly trained and have been substitute teaching for a while now. I feel that I have a lot of experience and the confidence to get the job, so what are some things that I should keep in mind in order to have a fantastic interview? (Theater teacher position)

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    • Nov 29, 2013 2:40pm

      I think I'm too late, but for the future:
      Make sure that you refer heavily to your hands on experience subbing and training.
      Have a good answer ready for why you want to be a teacher.
      Have a good answer ready for how you would deal with a disruptive/disobedient/unmotivated student.
      Have a sample lesson ready.

      Good luck! Hope it went well!

      • Dec 7, 2013 10:15am

        Sorry Mr. Pollock, I don't mean to be disrespectful but by not being yourself means compromising a part of yourself that some of your future students may find appealingly human about you. I suppose what Mr. Pollock means to say is that you gotta be professional in your presenting while keeping yourself in check. I don't mean to put words into someone else's mouth but with my experience, I find that some candidate's "fit" depends on the culture, climate, time of day, and/or peoples' moods...so with all these things to be considered, why not be yourself and stick out. I mean they're interviewing you because someone noticed in your resume/cover letter something that other candidates don't possess? I hope I'm making sense.

        • Dec 10, 2013 6:10pm

          Ka'Shara-

          Read the strategic plan for the district to get an idea about the direction they are moving in. If you have that information, you can discuss how you fit into their long term plans. Also, check out the state teacher evaluation rubric, as this will show you all aspects of the job. You will probably get questions about all the different strands (ex. family and community involvement, professional development, etc..). Besides that, just speak true to your heart, give them your best self, and wow them!

          Best,
          Katie
          www.katienovakudl.com