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Lesson Plans

Re: interviews

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Thu, 13 May 1999 20:34:47 EDT

When I was interviewed, I was asked 9 times out of ten about hypothetical
behaviorial probs. more than I was asked about curriculum, lesson plans,
teaching units, ideas, and teaching strategies. There are quite a few
probs. where I teach--Chicago--inner city. I guess you can tell a lot about
the person you are interviewing in their dealings with children. Anyone can
write a lesson plan. Anyone can write or give a test, etc. Not everyone
can deal with kids effectively--especially the challenges.
If I were interviewing a teacher, I would ask them how they would deal with a
kid who refuses to work, refuses to do homework, refuses to cooperate with
his teachers & classmates, uses profanities, etc. In other words, how do
you deal with the most difficult child? How do you reach the high risk
child? (Yes, you tried everything, called parents, suspensions, etc.--you
went the whole 9 yards).
My whole interview would be centered around that question. Some of our most
and published teachers in our school are the least effective. I am not
generalizing, but I can think of a teacher or two in our school who just
received their master's degrees and the kids run all over them. They might
have gotten all "A's" in college. Big deal--they can't control their kids.
We also have 2 ex-lawyers. The 2 worst behaved classes in the whole school.
Love to hear what others say about this. Please list all answers. Thanks!
Hope I helped--a little!