Ace Your Teacher Interview: 149 Fantastic Answers to Tough Interview Questions

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An all-in-one sourcebook of teacher interview questions in concert with the best responses to the questions most frequently asked of aspiring educators. Ace Your Teacher Interview offers specific questions and responses gathered from dozens of principals and administrators across the country, along with a creative range of inside information on what impresses interview committees.
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Overview

An all-in-one sourcebook of teacher interview questions in concert with the best responses to the questions most frequently asked of aspiring educators. Ace Your Teacher Interview offers specific questions and responses gathered from dozens of principals and administrators across the country, along with a creative range of inside information on what impresses interview committees.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593578664
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 128,362
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Anthony D. Fredericks has been a professional educator for 39 years at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. He is a leading authority on teacher hiring practices and a well-known consultant to school districts and professional education organizations around the country. He has written 119 books, including 3 college textbooks, 70 education books, and several nonfiction trade books. He is currently a professor of education at York College in Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part I Before the Interview

Chapter 1 What You Need to Know About Interviews 1

The Themes of a Teacher Interview 2

Eight Interview Themes 3

Chapter 2 Preparing for the Interview-10 How To's 9

1 Know Your Strengths 10

2 Do Your Homework 12

3 Practice Makes Perfect 13

4 Promptness 14

5 Respect Everybody 16

6 First Impressions 16

7 Energy 17

8 Process vs. Product 18

9 Stories-Tell 'Em Stories 19

10 Mock Interviews 20

Chapter 3 Interview Formats and Types 23

What a School or District Wants 23

Interview Types and Settings 25

Chapter 4 Don't Mess Up! 43 Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make 35

A Pre-Interview 36

B Personal 37

C Speech 38

D Presentation 39

E Knowledge 42

F Personality 44

G Other 47

Part II During the Interview

Chapter 5 Put Your Best Foot Forward (The Nonverbal Edge) 51

The Essential Seven 52

Using the Essential Seven 64

Chapter 6 The Single-Most Important Question You Must Always Answer! 65

Chapter 7 123 Basic Interview Questions (and 123 Fantastic Responses) 71

A pGeneral Questions 73

B Questions About You 79

C Education, Training, and Experience 95

D Classroom Environment 99

E Student-Centered Questions 103

F Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 108

G Discipline, Motivation, and Classroom Management 120

H Parents and Communiry 128

I Career Goals 131

J Round-Up Questions 134

Chapter 8 25 Zingers! (and 25 Dynamite Answers) 141

Chapter 9 Hypothetical and Situational Scenarios 157

Responding to Hypotheticals 159

Common Hypothetical and Situational Scenarios 161

Chapter 10 Questions You Should Ask (and Questions You Shouldn't) 165

A Questions About the School/District 166

B Questions About the Job/Position 168

C Questions About the Teaching Environment 169

D Questions That Highlight Your Qualifications 169

E Questions to Close the Interview 170

F Questions You Shouldn't Even Think About Asking!! 172

Chapter 11 Illegal Questions 175

Part III After the Interview

Chapter 12 32 Questions to Ask Yourself 181

A Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Strengths 182

B Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Weaknesses 183

C Questions to Ask Yourself About the Interviewer 183

D Questions to Ask Yourself About the Position 183

E Questions to Ask Yourself About the Overall Interview 183

F Questions to Ask Myself About My Overall Performance on This Interview 184

Chapter 13 Follow-Up and Follow-Through 187

The Thank-You Letter 187

The Secret Benefit of a Thank-You Letter 192

Chapter 14 Reality Check$$$ 193

Appendix A Nontraditional Candidates-What You Need to Know 197

Appendix B Your Personal Checklist for Interview Success 203

Index 205

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