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| Shane is an English Teacher at the High School level where he teaches English 9 Honors, English 11, Yearbook/Journalism, and AP Seminar.

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What does teaching to look like at the perfect school?

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  1. 1.

    What does teaching to look like at the perfect school?

      We all know there is no such thing as a perfect school. But, the interviewer wants to get a sense of what matters to you at a school. This way, they can see if you are the right fit for the job.

      Shane's Answer

      "

  2. 2.

    How do you bring teachers into your curriculum?

      Having cross-curricular connections with other teachers is a big deal in any school community. Talk to the interviewer about how you work together to show students the value of all educational paths. This way, you can prove that you are a team player.

      Shane's Answer

      "Before I step into a school year, I spend time with colleagues, who teach different subjects from myself. This way, I can create relationships and plan lessons that feed off of each other's lessons. For example, I worked with the art teacher to pair a lesson I had on art history. I really enjoyed collaborating in this way."

  3. 3.

    In what ways do you work collaboratively?

      Teaching is not something you do on your own. There is a lot that is done in teams. The interviewer would love to see what you have completed with other educators in year's past. Share specifics on how the process looked in your example.

      Shane's Answer

      "Collaboration is something I have really enjoyed throughout my time of teaching. One time, I worked with other science teachers on creating concepts to have in all our classes, so students knew what to expect year to year. It was great to have clarity in this department and students really appreciated this, too."

  4. 4.

    How do you work with other to create an authentic learning environment?

      Authentic learning environments can be hard to come by. But, through teamwork, all things are possible. Share with the interviewer a time when you created a lesson or curriculum with someone else that made the space a brilliant place to learn.

      Shane's Answer

      "Learning environments can often be dull and boring if teachers do not collaborate. That is why, in my last school, I worked with teachers with different focus areas to try to make learning more enjoyable for students. I discussed with other teachers what was working well in their classes, and we brainstormed ways to implement similar learning within our own classes."

  5. 5.

    In what ways do you support teachers at school?

      Teaching is not an individualized profession. That is why the interviewer would ask a question such as this. Make sure to discuss how you interact positively and kindly in all situations. Even in the most challenging work environments, the interviewer wants to make sure you are a team-player.

      Shane's Answer

      "Supporting other teachers is what makes my job worthwhile. Last year, I met with a new teacher weekly to help her with any questions or concerns she was having. We even got coffee every once in a while, which created more fun during the process."

  6. 6.

    How do you stop bias in your classroom?

      Bias can really hurt a classroom. Students will turn on each other, and then they will turn on you. Speak about creating a culture where you can be fair and open with your students. If you can prove of past examples where you did this well, the interviewer will really look in your direction for the next hire.

      Shane's Answer

      "I remember a few years back where I overheard some students talking about a bias towards ____. I thought it was inappropriate and inconsiderate. As class let out, I kept the students behind to talk about the inaccuracy. It created an understanding where the student realized there were people in the class who they were hurting. It was an eye-opening experience for all."

  7. 7.

    What are learning areas that you can model as a leader?

      Learning areas are a part of what moves a good teacher to a great one. When a teacher is able to model how they learn, others will take note in the process. This is what an interviewer wants. They want teachers who are modeling at all times.

      Shane's Answer

      "Learning areas that I have modeled to other teachers include interactions with students, as well as having them observe my lessons, so I can get feedback from them. Then, I have the opportunity to get into their classrooms, as well. This is the kind of community that I love to be a part of."

  8. 8.

    How do you engage families in the teaching process?

      Being a leader means stepping up to the plate to interact with parents. This might not be the most enjoyable part of teaching, but you do have to work with parents to help students' succeed. Share with the interviewer a time when you went above and beyond to work with parents of a student.

      Shane's Answer

      "A couple of years ago, I had to work with a student's parents and step parents. There was a lot of communication I had to do to talk with all four individuals, but as time went on, we were all on the same page to help the student become successful in the class. I achieved this by having face-to-face conversations, Zoom meetings, and sending e-mails."

  9. 9.

    What are the best ways to build leadership in a school?

      The interviewer is looking for ideas here to help build leadership on campus. Share things that have worked well in the past for you. This way, the interviewer will be able to tell if you have leadership pedigree or not.

      Shane's Answer

      "A few years back, I was at a school that had a mentoring program for new teachers. There were more seasoned teachers interacting with new ones, whether it be a formal or informal meeting. As the years go by, new teachers become mentors themself. I thought this was such a great concept."

  10. 10.

    What does 'leadership' mean to you?

      This question allows the chance for you to give your own definition of "leadership." Speak to the values of this theme in your class and why it matters. Then, the interviewer will better understand who you are and why you tick.

      Shane's Answer

      "leadership."

  11. 11.

    What value do you bring to a leadership team at a school?

      The interviewer is hoping to grasp how well you work in a team. Think through what you bring to any school and why that makes the environment better than before. No need to be humble here. Be honest about your talents and skills. The interviewer did ask after all.

      Shane's Answer

      "I am a servant at heart. So, if there are things that need to be done on a team, I am there to help. Just give me vision and I will run with whatever noble cause needs completing. At my last teaching job, I worked closely with the administration when they had tasks that needed completing to help tutor students. It was a fun way to connect with students that really needed the assistance."

  12. 12.

    What is not an attribute of leadership that some people think is?

      Leadership can look a lot of different ways. That is true. But, there are some attributes of a leader that have been misconstrued over the years. Speak to one that is not leadership and why this is the case.

      Shane's Answer

      "For whatever reason, some people think that yelling is an attribute of a leader. This could not be further from the truth. People believe this is the case because people listen. But, in my opinion, this is a tactic to forcefully have people come to their aid. I would never use this technique. Instead, I would listen and gain perspective, even if I did not agree."

  13. 13.

    How do you model listening in your classroom?

      As a teacher, you are one of the few examples in a students life to actually model listening. Talk to the interviewer about how you give each student the time of day to have their voice heard. Showing that you give an outlet for students will really interest an administrator who is considering you for the job.

      Shane's Answer

      "When it pertains to discussions in my class, I make it clear to my students that they need to be respectful to other students when they are speaking. I also make sure I do this without cutting off my students. Modeling this and letting it play out in my classroom is the best example of allowing a safe environment to share and listen to others."

  14. 14.

    Describe a time you improved your leadership skills.

      As an educator, you should always look to improve yourself. When it comes to leadership, think through what your goals are. Then, communicate to the interviewer how you will work towards this appropriately. Short-term goals should be well-placed in this answer.

      Shane's Answer

      "I have always struggled in leadership. That is why I worked with the administration last year to improve this skill. I was able to help the school out, while working on my craft. From this experience, I have continued to make goals to achieve from this process."

  15. 15.

    Who has been the best leader in the world's history?

      There are a lot of choices here. But, an interviewer wants to see who has inspired you through history. Think of a specific example and what attributes made them a great leader.

      Shane's Answer

      "For me, Abraham Lincoln has been the best leader of all-time. He stopped slavery, even though he knew there would be backlash. Ultimately, he had vision for the future, even though he lost his life at the end of the day. Leaders do things that not everyone is fond of."

  16. 16.

    How do you want to improve your leadership skills here at this school?

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  17. 17.

    Share an example where you experienced poor leadership.

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  18. 18.

    How do you give students opportunities to be a leader?

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  19. 19.

    What is a time where someone was a leader to you?

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  20. 20.

    Where are you going in life and how do you bring people along for the ride?

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  21. 21.

    Who are you and how does that impact people?

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  22. 22.

    Speak of a time when you motivated another student.

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  23. 23.

    Speak of a time where you motivated another teacher.

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  24. 24.

    What are your expertise areas?

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  25. 25.

    What do you want your 'fingerprint' to be on the school?

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  26. 26.

    How do you communicate the vision of the school?

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  27. 27.

    What are the best ways to engage in a school community?

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  28. 28.

    What are the realities of teaching when giving advice to another teacher?

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  29. 29.

    How do you maximize the strengths of people around you?

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  30. 30.

    What is the best way to solidify relationships with your peers?

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