Can you force a student to learn?

Updated :: 2015/05

by Candace Alstad - Davies on May 21, 2015

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Here is a question you might get on your next teacher job interview: Can you force a student to learn? What ways do you encourage students to learn?

Do you know how you would answer this?

It is important that the response you give to the job interview question is truthful, relevant to the position, and shows value to the school district. The following could be a possible answer… or it may provide some ideas for you to tailor your response:

No, you can’t force a student to learn, however there are many great methods to encourage students to learn. Teachers who encourage learning produce individuals who are better educated and more prepared for the future. Encouraging students to learn requires extra time and effort on the part of the teacher, both in and out of the classroom. In order to encourage my students, I set high expectations, change my instructional methods consistently, use students’ personal interests, teach students to set goals, and monitor student progress. I set high expectations for my students…

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What it Takes to Enter Special Education Teaching

Updated :: 2015/05

by Candace Alstad - Davies on May 18, 2015

special education teachingIf you want to become a special education teacher, you will need to know what it takes to enter special education teaching. Children with unique needs require specially trained help and guidance. Trained specialists need to be available to assist them in reaching their highest potential. Special education teachers must be understanding educators who are patient and willing to give all the students the guidance needed to achieve success.

Special education teachers are in charge of teaching and handling students with special needs. They are also In charge of coordinating the delivery of all special education services. Generally, most children suffer from mild to temperate physical disabilities or from learning disabilities.

Such children benefit greatly from Special Education teachers. To become a special education teacher…

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What to Include or Omit From Your Resume

Updated :: 2015/05

by Candace Alstad - Davies on May 18, 2015

resumeYour resume is a prospective school’s first impression of you. It represents your character, your skill sets, your accomplishments, and your qualifications. However, job seekers often tend to make the mistake of rushing their resume and end up making fatal errors. They end up putting in information that should be left out. Therefore, it’s important you know what to include or omit from your resume.

Here are some important Hints about what you should or should not include in your teacher resume:

1.) Achievements: Of course you have to state your job functions, but also state the things you accomplished while performing your duties. You need to include everything that gives you an edge over other teachers. You will want to include items like the following list, but leave your personal and private accomplishments out. What sets you apart from…

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What components make a great lesson?

Updated :: 2015/05

by Candace Alstad - Davies on May 14, 2015

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Do you know how you would answer this teaching interview question: What components make a great lesson?

It is important that the response you give to the job interview question is truthful, relevant to the position, and shows value to the school district. The following could be a possible answer… or it may provide some ideas for you to tailor your response:

In my experience, a great lesson needs to have certain components. First of all, it needs to have a clear objective. Both I should know what and why I’m teaching and my students also should be clearly explained what they are about to embark on and why it’s important. Instruction should be clear and easy to understand. [click to continue…]

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The Advantages of a Discussion Based Teacher Interview

Updated :: 2015/05

by Candace Alstad - Davies on May 11, 2015

discussion based teacher interviewDo you know the advantages of a discussion based teacher interview? When you attend your next teacher job interview, instead of simply submitting to the question and answer process, approach it as an opportunity to learn. Ask questions; listen carefully; then look for opportunities to relate what you’ve learned about the school, the district, latest education trends, a challenge the school is facing, etc. to your own knowledge and experiences – phrased in the form of solutions.

The interview then takes the form of a discussion between professionals with some shared challenges and some shared experiences. It will become natural to relate your own success stories in a way that is wholly relevant to the school’s challenges, rather than simply reciting “accomplishment statements” that you’ve memorized for the interview. [click to continue…]

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How to Create an Amazing Teacher Cover Letter

Updated :: 2015/05

by Candace Alstad - Davies on May 11, 2015

teacher cover letterYour teacher cover letter is a critical part of your job application as it represents the first impression a principal will have of you. In combination with your resume, your cover letter introduces you to schools and is the only way potential school districts can gauge your professionalism and abilities. As a result, you need to know how to create an amazing teacher cover letter. It needs to be well-written and very strong!

Creating the perfect teacher cover letter doesn’t have to be that difficult. If you keep these main points in mind, you should be able to create an interview-winning cover letter. 1. Your cover letter should be …

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How do you keep a school safe from violence and crime?

Updated :: 2015/05

Principal job interviews contain lots of difficult questions that you will need to know the answers to. For instance, how would you answer this question: how do you keep a school safe from violence and crime? Here is a suggested answer to this question. Begin by saying, “There is no one-size-fits-all solution to keeping a […]

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Research the School to Ensure a Successful Interview

Updated :: 2015/05

A very important aspect of your interview preparation is to research the school to ensure a successful interview. You will want to research the school and the district to find out as much information as possible. Researching the school district is essential. It’s best not to walk into the interview without knowing anything about the […]

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Personal Attributes That International Schools Are Seeking

Updated :: 2015/05

When applying for an international teaching position, it is important that you convey the appropriate qualities to your recruiter. You want to come across as the best choice for their school, so your attitude and personality must shine through in the interview process. So, do you know the personal attributes that international schools are seeking? […]

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How do you incorporate literature into your classroom lessons?

Updated :: 2015/05

Do you know how you would answer the following teacher interview question: How do you incorporate literature into your classroom lessons? It is important that the response you give to the job interview question is truthful, relevant to the position, and shows value to the school district. The following could be a possible answer… or […]

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