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English Teacher Interview

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Shane Reinhard is a high school English teacher focused on English 9 Honors, English 11, Yearbook/Journalism, and AP Seminar.

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If a student shares something in class that is inappropriate, how do you handle the situation?

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    If a student shares something in class that is inappropriate, how do you handle the situation?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to get a sense of your classroom management style. There are many ways to go about this, but you can give clarity on what you would do in this situation. Recall past examples to help in the completion of this question.

      Shane's Answer

      "One time, I had a student, who thought they were funny, shout out that they thought the president was stupid. We were not even talking about the topic, so he was looking for some attention. Some students laughed while others looked at me and how I was going to handle the situation. First off, I ignore these outbursts. Without any acknowledgment, I have seen some students stop grabbing for attention. After class, I will pull them aside and have a quick conversation about the situation, not to shame them, but to bring clarity on why their example was not appropriate."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I certainly do not want to bring attention to it. But, I will for sure pull the student aside after class has left. If the situation is dire, then I will pull the student out immediately."

      Shane's Answer

      This can be a hard thing to navigate, but trust your gut. Making a scene in front of a student's peers is never a good thing.

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