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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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Tell me about a time when you planned a great lesson , but everything went wrong. What did you do?

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    Tell me about a time when you planned a great lesson , but everything went wrong. What did you do?

      How to Answer

      This question needs answering carefully. If you cannot prove you have classroom management skills, this may be a red flag to the interviewer. Instead, speak to academic and behavioral challenges you have had based on your experience. When you talk about things that took place in the classroom, you can create trust with the interviewer when talking about working with old books, a lack of resources, etc., and then turn the story successful in the end.

      Shane's Answer

      "When I first started teaching, I inherited a classroom that was a hard place to begin. There were no textbooks to use, and I had no technology to my advantage. So, I went to work building my texts and raising money to buy used technology that I could use in the classroom."

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      "When it comes to being a teacher, you always hope things will turn out well. But, there are times when the perfect lesson falls short. I always try to evaluate myself. If I have multiples of the same class, I change and rework for better results in future classes."

      Shane's Answer

      Continue to work the lesson and do not be afraid to try something different in the other classes, if the first couple lessons fall short. Sometimes, moving on with something new changes everything.

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