Thursday, July 9, 2009

Great Interview questions

Given the current state of jobs in SB (as in there are none) its seems wise to produce a resume and start my quest for a job asap. So you might think it odd that I would read books and update a blog instead of working on my resume...

In any case I thought some might like to see this list of question intended for a principal to ask of a prospective teacher during an interview --- At least I am mentally preparing for a job interview!

How do you feel when a student challenges your opinion or statement or fact?

what are the 3 most important skills or ideas all students should learn?

what skills are necessary for successful participation in a democracy?

in what classes should communication skills be taught?

What would you say is an optimal ratio of students and teacher talking a class?

what does respect look like -
\ between teachers ands students.
between students and students
between teachers and teachers
between teachers and parents
between teachers and administrators?

How can teachers help each others?

Tell me about a time when you felt ignorant, uninformed or stupid .
What did you do about the situation?

how do you deal with diversity of types of learners in a class?

Who's has the most influence on your thinking and philosophy?

how do you take care of yourself?

what are the steps you would take with a student who's acing out
behavior is escalating?

dow do you deal with people who disagree with the beliefs you hold strongly?

What have you done that you are most proud of?

what was your greatest failure and what did you do about it?

Briefly explain at least three different teaching methodologies? Do
you have a favorite one?

do you want to work here?

what do you have to offer the school community?

What do you hope to gain from working here?

What are your career goals?

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