Whether you are looking for a first job as a teacher or you’re a veteran teacher who is seeking a new job, here are some tips that will help you ace the interview.
Interview Tip number one: Remember the interview starts when someone calls you to install it answer every call with a professional tone .. Make sure that cell phone number listed on your resume is working. Answer mobile how important the text you are working on. Check and empty the mailbox in time. Check your email daily
Interview Tip number two :. Prepare for the interview ahead of time by writing down sample questions and write the answers
Write the sample questions. Answering the written and the oral. Be succinct. You will probably have 5-10 questions to answer in 15-20 minutes. Plan accordingly.
The most important question is the first, which is probably something like: “Tell us something about yourself and why you want this job.” The interview team will decide whether to listen to the rest of the interview in this first two minutes so it counts. When preparing interview questions, keep in mind that managers want teachers who know how to do three things:
- Control in the classroom, which means very few office referrals
- Teach children to use best practice teaching methods
- work as a team player, bringing good work habits, cooperation and knowledge to the table
Here are some sample questions you might be asking us:
- Tell us a little about yourself and why you are interested in this position.
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What is your background in working with children?
- How pay tuition? (this is important)
- How are you lessons? What are the components of a great lesson plan?
- Tell us parents, your methods.
- Scenario – You have a child in the class is exhibiting learning and / or severe behavioral problems. You contact a parent, but there is no response. What would you do?
- When we walk into the classroom, what will we see?
- How do you use technology (computers, smart board, Elmo projectors, iPods / podcasting, etc) to enhance learning?
- What is a classroom management strategy / plan? How can I ensure that all students engaged in the learning process?
- Have you worked with special needs children?
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- What are the components of the IEP and how you work with special education teachers to implement the education program in the classroom?
- How adapt curriculum for children with disabilities?
- Are you familiar with the testing requirements of the no child left behind? How are you going to prepare students for these tests?
- How can I ensure that students from different backgrounds (race, socioeconomic, religious, special needs, ESL) feel welcomed and valued in the classroom? How did you meet different learning their needs?
- Given that the basic teacher, you are responsible for all individuals, how do you ensure that all of them are taught within the time frame you have to give?
- Tell us about your ability to work as a team player.
- What would the former administrator and colleagues say about you as a teacher?
- In our school / district, students are expected to be progress monitored regularly. How do you achieve this?
- Do you have any questions for us?
Interview Tip number three :. Practice interview skills
Read them aloud. Exercise them aloud. Sitting on a laptop and answer them in the webcam. Play them again and again. Read them into an audio file and listen to them in the car, walking, where you can. I can not stress enough the importance of the interview
Interview Tip number four :. Practice Interview Etiquette
Take the following interview : A black laptop-type bag with the following things: cell phones off, 3 to 5 copies of mini-owned pass the interview team (see below), 3 x 5 index card with emphasis marked a reminder list of the most important things you want to tell the interview team, pad of paper and a pen and a small bottle of water.
Be very polite to everyone to attend the interview site, from the custodian that allows you to enter a secretary who greets you at the office. Next to the principal, some have said that these are the two most important people in the school building. I can not tell you how many times I’ve heard stories about the candidate who has a successful interview and the secretary said the principal of any damaging as overhearing inappropriate cell phone conversation, asking inappropriate questions registrar or rude. communication with parents while waiting for an interview
Shake hands with the interview (ers)
Take a mini-portfolio It is unlikely that the interview team will have time to look through large, binder type portfolio. Instead, sealing 5-10 document with colored pictures that you can leave the interview team. Highlight activities that make you stand out as a teacher of the other candidates
Interview Tip Number Five :. Send handwritten thank-you note after the interview, preferably on the same day.