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Assistant Principal Interview

30 Assistant Principal Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.

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How do you stay current on new teaching trends and techniques?

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    How do you stay current on new teaching trends and techniques?

      It is always a good idea to talk positively about change. Be sure to only talk about new teaching trends or techniques that you enjoy or support. Show the interviewer that you are entirely open to trying new technologies or teaching trends.

      Describe to the interviewer trends or techniques that interest you, and give them a little insight into why you like it. Be sure to tell the interviewer about any conferences or workshops you attended where you learned about new trends.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "During one of my trainings, the teacher explained that the most effective way to learn a foreign language is through situational learning. We brought our students to the local Asian market and gave each of them money and a list of items to locate. By the end of the class, everyone knew basic phrases in Mandarin and were able to name a few fruits and vegetables."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "There are a lot of new, exciting trends in technology that are sweeping learning environments. I stay current on new offerings by following industry trends through Google alerts, education-related publications and networking with fellow educators."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "One of the workshops I went to this year taught an active listening teaching method which focused on having the students talk 80% of the time and teachers 20% to facilitate their understanding instead of relying on teachers for every answer. Teachers would then give guiding responses to further student learning in the Socratic discussion."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I am currently studying my masters, and through the program, I've managed to bring a lot of the strategies I've learned into the classroom. Technology is another way I keep on top of educational trends. I am subscribed to many different blogs that help as well."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It sounds as though you are wholeheartedly involved in the student experience and ways that you can continue to bring meaningful improvements. Great work!

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