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Adult Basic Education Teachers Interview Questions
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Adult Basic Education Teachers
Adult literacy and General Education Development (GED) teachers instruct adults and youths who are out of school in basic skills, such as reading, writing, and speaking English. They also help students earn their GED or high school diploma.
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Adult Basic Education Teachers Interview Questions
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Why do you want a career as an adult basic education teacher?
 
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To share the knowledge I have to learners so that they can succeed in life.
 
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I e been teaching adults for two years and I enjoy the challenge of it.
 
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Do you ever feel angry towards your students?
 
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No. Not angry. Disappointed sometimes, when I see that they can't remember what I taught them just few days ago.
 
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No, not really because most really try to understand and learn material. Getting angry at the ones that need more time or help to comprehend the material is counterproductive.
 
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Other than tests, how do you assess student learning?
 
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Group work, observing them, check out how they do their classwork.
 
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I assess student learning by their questions, their responses to my questions, their willingness to start work, and their questions to their peers. Also I use quick writes, and summaries, or a verbal sharing time with their neighbor.
 
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What makes you passionate about being an Adult Basic Education Teacher?
 
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I love to see how the face of the students light up when they finally understand a new concept. I love having good discussions with them, and share everything that I know. Class never gets boring with adults.
 
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I am passionate about teaching, and I look forward to working with students who may learn in a different way, one need a different amount of time, or different types of assignments.
 
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How do you handle your anger?
 
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Taking deep breaths and meditation, and then moving away from the situation. If necessary, the situation can be addressed later, without bad feelings or emotion.
 
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I reflect and channel it it to be more flexible, passionate and effective. How can I improve?
 
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Give an example of a situation where you did something that helped others to be more enthusiastic.
 
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I shared real life stories about people who became successful. I always let them know that's it's ok to fail, but it's not ok not to try to get back up.
 
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I provided a useful tool for them to use to learn the subject matter, and shared my enthusiasm for the subject matter. I have used the example of NASA and space flight to deliver many lessons, from what are the characteristics of life, to how the body changes in space.
 
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How well do you work with people?
 
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Very well I think. I try to be professional with others and meet the expectations from my workplace. My students usually love to be in my class. I am very open with them.
 
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I work well with people, often collaborating with several colleagues to develop lessons.
 
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What made you choose a career as an adult basic education teacher?
 
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I tried it as a part time job and I love it. So I would like to keep doing it. I love to counsel students about different path that they can choose. I really enjoy being with the students. I came here at 18 and I didn't know anything about this country. Now I can be a role model and help others.
 
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The desire to work with students that are more mature, and have not had the opportunity or willingness to take advantage of past educational opportunities.
 
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How do you evaluate success?
 
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By seeing the students growth, learning from their mistake and enjoying the classroom environment.
 
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Success for me as a teacher is helping students master subject material, and inspiring them to try. For my students success is trying, attempting to learn, grow, and achieve.
 
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How do you handle stress and pressure?
 
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It's motivating at some point and I get excited to get things done.
 
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I try to avoid it by completing work in a timely manner, and planning ahead to avoid problems. But in them event that stress finds me, I breathe deeply, and remember what I do, and who I do it for.
 
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What three words would your students use to describe you?
 
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I have fine ears, I'm nice and I like to make them work.
 
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Tough, smart, consistent.
 
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