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Question 1 of 12
What teaching experience do you have?
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My experience has been in a public classroom setting. Instruct and design individual education plans and evaluate their process. Maintain high student interest level through discovery activities and hands on learning. Recognize for using effective classroom procedures and appropriate student discipline.
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I have 4 years of teaching experience at the middle school level full time. I have 5 years of teaching assistant and substitute teaching.
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I have 6 months experience interning with 6th graders where my mentor teacher actually gave me complete authority in her class. After that I obtained 2 years teaching experience in a 6th grade math class where I taught four different classes a day, all different levels.
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I have been a 7th grade teacher for 8 years and I have approximately 10 years of training of adults in the restaurant industry.
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Question 2 of 12
Why would you make a great GED Teacher?
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I have many life experiences and education that I can share.
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I have the utmost respect for adults who are brave enough to go back to school to obtain an education that will reshape their future and my students will see that.
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I am patient. I am willing to teach and reteach. I am available and I believe that everyone can learn.
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Because of my sense of compassion for adult learners looking to better their way of living by pursuing to better their education.
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I genuinely believe in individual's ability to chose to make themselves successful and I have always had a passion for teaching adults and young adults alike. My true compassion for individuals comes across.
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I am familiar with the content and I enjoy teaching people of all ages.
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I will make a GREAT GED teacher because I am an educator and my goals to help students achieve their goals academically and to graduate and receive their high school diploma!
Question 3 of 12
Why did you decide to teach adults?
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Students has more to bring to the conversation.
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They are my targeted audience.
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I connect with them better.
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I can better relate and connect with the adult or near adult population which helps develop relationships and improves student success.
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I decided to teach adults because I believe that it is never too late to obtain an education and I have the utmost respect for adults who are brave enough to go back to school to better their lives.
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Education is important. I will show them that they are capable and that they deserve a second chance and be part of their success.
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I was raised in a very family oriented household. As the youngest of three I was able to spend the most time with my parents and saw the struggles of lacking some basic adult education needs like using technology or communicating in a different language.
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I am a lifelong learner and I believe that education has the power to change lives.
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I have taught adults in the past and I enjoyed it.
Question 4 of 12
What is most rewarding for you, as a teacher?
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Watching a student really get a concept and use it.
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When students are able to reflect and identify the areas in which they need support/additional instruction and to receive the remediation/support and successfully master a concept.
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That's tough to choose one, but I would have to finally decide on the thrill and happiness that comes from seeing a student make a connection, or have an "ah-ha" moment, which, in tern, makes them feel good about themselves.
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When students understand the material and grasp the new knowledge.
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Knowing that I affected a student in a positive way. Knowing that I helped a student become more confident in their learning and the future that comes ahead.
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Small successes. Lighbulbs.
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Establishing a report with students and helping my students reach their potential.
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My students grasping and understanding everything I have taught them to help them be successful.
Question 5 of 12
What did you dislike about your current or old teaching position?
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They did not offer professional development.
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I never think of disliking my job because feelings are subjective. I will say that knowing what I wanted and needed in a working environemnt caused me to make choices in changing jobs.
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The pressure from standardized testing. Although I believe tests are an important tool for teachers to assess students learning, it isn't the only tool. The pressure of standardized testing in public schools, in my experience, took the emphasis of teaching away from the relationships built in the classroom, deteriorated the quality of instruction and drove teachers to simply teach the test, and that's problematic.
4.
Nothing. Its a new experience teaching adults.
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The system words doesn't always match it's action. For example, we must differentiate education but tests are standardized. And not everyone test the same.
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My ability to teach in a way that my students would fully understand and not have to move on when the students are not ready because of the districts mandated pace.
Question 6 of 12
Why did you choose to become a teacher?
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I enjoy the classroom environment and the fact that you can incorporate many different subjects and strategies to get a point across.
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I love learning, always have and always will. I was fortunate enough to have a handful of fantastic teachers who showed me all the benefits of learning and trying hard, and I would like to my part and return the favor.
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I wanted to make the same impact in a child's life that was made in mine as a kid.
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Because I want to make a difference and because I believe all students can learn.
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I became a teacher because I love watching children grow and helping children learn academically.
Question 7 of 12
Are you comfortable teaching adult students?
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I think adult students have more to offer me a well. We can converse on a more advanced level than Elementary students.
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I have no experience teaching adult students but I'm comfortable with adults, I'm comfortable with students and I'm comfortable with teaching so I feel it would be a good fit for me.
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Yes because as Director of Training I was responsible for the training and creation of program for adults. So I have several years of experience.
4.
Yes. I have experience teaching adult students and I am comfortable in that setting.
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Teaching is a natural for me rather young or old. Everyone wants and need to learn, so that what educator do, they teach.
Question 8 of 12
What experience have you had with students from culturally diverse backgrounds?
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I taught and interned in a Title 1 school. The school where I began my teaching experience also served a small population from a local homeless shelter.
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Very good. We share the differences and respect different cultures.
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My district is currently a large percentage Latin but also has a large African american and Asian community. Each school is different.
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Most of my teaching experiences have come from teaching students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
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I taught 4/5 split class that was very diverse, (Pilipino, Russian, African descent, African American, Caucasian) and because those students were all of different cultures and have lived in the United States all their lives, my students attended that school since preschool, they spoke English. During holidays, our class was respectful of the different religions and cultures. My class had International Day set up for my students to share their cultures with each other by giving a little history, and share different types of foods, and clothing.
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I worked with middle school students from many backgrounds. Florida is a very diverse population.
Question 9 of 12
How do you handle distractions in your classroom?
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I usually redirect the situation with a joke or question.
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The best way to handle distractions in my classroom is to first address the entire class, and remind them of any relevant rules without calling out any individual. If the disruption continues I wait for the right time, either the end of class, if the end is drawing near, or a break, or small group work and then I address the individual privately.
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Stop teaching to show that distractions are not acceptable in the classroom. After a few seconds go back to teaching.
4.
Very well and suttley. I multitask well and I use proximity.
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Classroom management is a plus. You have to have structure and enforce school and classroom rules. Without structure, distractions will be chaotic. Once you have structure, everything will fall in place.
Question 10 of 12
What areas do you find yourself struggling to teach?
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I think struggling to teach is a constant thing. Teachers are always trying to improve their lessons and themselves through professional development.
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Well there aren't many things I don't love or love to learn about, but if I had to choose a subject it would be history. This is simply because it didn't appeal to me as a child, with the dates and the people and the timelines, so I began to focus on other subjects and began to become strong in them. Now, as an adult, I see how relevant history and civics are and I love it, but it's not my strongest suit.
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I am a perfectionist and I am sometimes extremely unforgiving of my own mistakes.
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Math. It has always been a struggle for me even as a high school student.
Question 11 of 12
If you could improve yourself by one quality as a teacher, what would it be?
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I would add more visual language to describe concepts more thoroughly.
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One thing that I struggle with, both in my personal life and in my professional life, is being a perfectionist. I am very hard on myself and have been since I was in kindergarten. Although it can be a great thing, as people tell me, it can also distract away from the bigger picture.
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I am constantly working on my communication.
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I would say, to strengthen my technology skills. There's always room for improvement with so many different websites on How To and Educational websites that will enhance your classroom lessons.
Question 12 of 12
Would you ever choose a salary based on graduation rate?

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