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Re:new teachers

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Betty Bowen (
Thu, 1 Jul 1999 16:09:31 -0500

Sandy, I know I must sound like a broken record on this, but I hope that
when you compose your questions you won't assume everyone you are
interviewing is leaving another teaching job. Unless that is specifically
what you are looking for, also read them from the perspective of someone
seeking their very first teaching job. They may not have examples of student
work. They may have been taught that each school has its own preferred
discipline plan, and that districts write a basic curriculum you are
expected to follow. What is the "rest of the story" of the student who is
refusing to do work? Are they pouting or did the spend the night hiding from
an abusive parent? Have they eaten? Is this their typical behavior?

As an interviewee, I'm interested in knowing why this school wants an art
teacher. Where does art fit in your it simply a requirement?
Where does the applicant think art should fit in education? Is it just a job
to them and although they have lots of experience, would they teach
something else if it paid more?

Good luck, Betty

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