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Top 25 Social Studies Teacher Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 2 of 25
Describe your teaching style.
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Your teaching style incorporates your understanding of the different ways students learn, how you manage the classroom and how you view your students. Are they empty vessels waiting to absorb the knowledge you impart? Or do the students play a more active role, engaging in the learning process through activities? Describe your interaction with the students and how you engage with them. What type of teacher are you? Your style is unique to you. Giving an example of a lesson plan or activity, you do with your students to reveal more of who you are as a teacher. Here are some words you could use to describe your teaching style: -Analytical -Assertive -Creative -Enthusiastic -Honest -Vibrant -Imaginative
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"Although I recently graduated with my teaching degree, I have put a lot of thought into the ways that I want my teaching style to be formed. I want to be the type of teacher that has a fun classroom environment where mistakes and questions are encouraged just as often as researched statements. We all learn best when we have wiggle room for error. I want to provide my students with securing and confidence inside, and outside, the classroom."
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"My teaching style can best be described as interactive, supportive, and transparent. I encourage my students to have a voice in the classroom, ask questions when they come up, and participate actively in all conversations regardless of their level of confidence."
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Question 3 of 25
How would your students describe you as a teacher?
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"My students say I'm tough but fun. I try to create a positive learning environment, so I can be strict about enforcing rules. I care about my students, and I want the best for them. I stay positive and give them projects that allow them to use their creativity."
Think of three to five qualities you have or some words that your students have used to describe you in the past. What would your students say about you? What kind of teacher do you want to be? Highlight some of the top qualities that make you a great teacher that the students will appreciate.
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"I developed some strong connections with my students during my 12-week practicum. I believe they would say that I am a good listener, fair at giving feedback, and dedicated to their success."
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"My students and faculty would describe me as a dedicated teacher with current lesson plans and the ability to crack open the struggles of even the toughest students. I want everyone to succeed in my classroom and will go over and above my job description to make that happen."
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Question 4 of 25
Why do you believe social studies is a valuable subject that every student needs to learn?
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"By teaching students about events and people from the past, they have a better understanding of how different societies came to be, and a deeper understanding our culture in the present and the past. Social studies also will help students develop their values and think more critically about our world."
Explain to your interviewer precisely how the information you're teaching will be influential in the lives of your students. Why is social studies a fundamental subject for your students?
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"I believe that social studies teach a great deal of insight on diversity. When students have their minds broadened by societies and cultures outside of their own, it truly is life changing."
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"Social studies is one of the pillars of knowledge that each student should come to embrace. It's the study of human society, and not many topics are more important than that."
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Question 5 of 25
If you could only teach one topic out of social studies, what would it be?
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"I enjoy teaching about citizenship because I am teaching about my favorite topics: human rights, equality, and freedom. My passion is apparent in my enthusiasm, and in the way I creatively present the topics. I like to facilitate discussions and role play. I want my students to know their rights and know their duty to their fellow citizens."
The interviewer wants to hear that you are passionate about the topics which you teach. As a teacher, you are a motivator. It is your responsibility to provide a positive learning environment for all of your students. If you feel mediocre about the topics you are teaching, that will be clear the interviewer. As you prepare for your interview, think about examples of when you have taught your favorite topic and why you enjoyed teaching it.
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"Here are some social studies topics that you could mention, and suggested by the National Council for the Social studies - Culture - Time, Continuity, and Change - People, Places, and Environments - Individuals, Groups, and Institutions - Individual Development and Identity - Production, Distribution, and Consumption - Power, Authority, and Governance - Science, Technology, and Society - Civil Ideals, and Practices"
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"I find social studies to be such a robust subject. If I had to choose one particular area of interest, I would choose Civil Ideals and Practices. I love to teach students about their rights as citizens, and more about the inner workings of a democracy."
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Question 6 of 25
Why do you want to be an educator?
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Other than tests, how do you assess student learning?
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What are your career goals as a teacher?
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How do you make the curriculum relevant to the lives of your students?
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Tell me how you develop your daily lesson plan and what do you include?
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Question 11 of 25
In what ways do you encourage creativity in your classroom?
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Question 12 of 25
Why do you want to work at this school?
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How do you deal with difficult parents?
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How do you encourage teamwork among your students?
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Question 15 of 25
What types of personalities do you work with best?
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Question 16 of 25
Tell me about the most challenging experience you've had as a teacher.
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Question 17 of 25
How have you showed leadership within your school in the past?
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Question 18 of 25
How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?
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Question 19 of 25
What questions do you have for me?
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Question 20 of 25
Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?
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Question 21 of 25
What is your teaching philosophy?
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Question 22 of 25
A good teacher is always learning. What are you currently learning?
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What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a teacher?
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?
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Question 1 of 25
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Remove stressor if possible... Usually the look works--kids know I mean business.
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I handle stressful situations by chunking. What I mean by that is I take the issues at hand, and break them down into manageable steps. For instance, if a student is continuously misbehaving and disrupting the classroom, I break down the issue by identifying the behavior, proposing and implementing ways to rectify it, testing it, and continuing the process until it is solved. I tend to place rationalization and logical thinking as first and foremost to being an effectual model and educator.
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Head on. I first identify the source of the stress, determine whether or not I can do anything to eliminate or lessen the source of the stress, and then act accordingly. If there is nothing I can to about the stress at the time being, I will focus on an activity or idea that can act as a release mechanism for that stress that allows me to carry on with my responsibilities and life normally.
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Slow down. Not allowing myself to become overwhelmed. Taking a more basic approach to what I am doing will help things become less complicated and easier to handle.
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Take a deep breath. Find ways to decompress.
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I handle them mostly pretty well, stress is all around us and how we react to it determines how we will progress. Keeping it under control and now allowing it to consume you is the toughest part and is something I have struggled with before. If there are hard deadlines and multiple things that are just thrown at me it takes me some time to focus and strategize a plan to accomplish all the different tasks.
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I try to frame the situation as objectively as possible, without emotional or intellectual bias, before I examine my role in a given situation and consider my options.
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I pray, change my thinking and sometimes I walk.
Question 2 of 25
Describe your teaching style.
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My teaching style is to make education as enjoyable as possible. A hands on approach keeps students engaged and actively participating in most lessons.
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Firm yet understanding, like to use different techniques in presenting knowledge.
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I would say my teaching style is discussion based. I think it is very important to get students involved in the conversation. They need to come up with their own conclusions on topics and not just be told what to think. As a Social Studies Teacher, I want my students to really think critically and interpret things on their own with only guidance from me.
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Engaging and linking concepts to the current in the lives of my students.
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Problem solving. Concept clearance.
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I believe students learn better by experiments so my style of teaching is learning by doing where concepts are being clear in students mind.
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I have a hybrid that includes early on direct instruction from a personal model perspective. In the beginning of the year I lead by example. I demonstrate to the students the procedures required to be successful in class. As the year, passes I begin to add more inquiry based learnijng stragaties where the student can explore and activilty participate in the learning process. I also like to add cooperative learning strategies where students with work together in the learning process on special projects. One example of the last two learning styles would be to research, create, and write a historical monograph and have it printed.
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I show my students exactly whats expected and explain to them how to solve problems.I then assist individually.
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Modeling and scaffolding.
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Facilitator type in which students are working in groups.
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For a subject like social studies, I would incorporate a lecture teaching style since most topics would key terminology, dates, events, names, etc.
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Demonstrator and Facilitator.
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My teaching style is that anyone can learn everything. That you are never too old, dumb, athletic, popular, or outdoorsy to learn something new. I also work on trying to make everything relatable to their lives. Because if you can't relate the subject to their everyday lives what is the point of them retaining the information.
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First I give the exercise for the relative topic then explain the the content. The student also interact the classroom activity.
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I truly believe in the cooperative learning model.
Question 3 of 25
How would your students describe you as a teacher?
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I take disappointment as a learning opportunity. Disappointments are natural in life if you are taking risks and moving forward. For me, it is a chance to reevaluate what I was doing, what was successful, and how I could have done things differently. I know that everything we do as teachers is process oriented and setbacks can only make us stronger. This is also how I would address disappointments with my students.
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Caring, compassionate, funny, mean...
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I would say my students describe me as a teacher that is passionate, compassionate, and rigorous. Many of them have told me that I make lessons relatable and engaging, all the while making the assessments connected to them difficult to ensure that they understand the importance of the topic all the more. Many of my students, especially during my time at LTHS, have thanked me for my lessons, saying that most teachers never attempted to make history something that was worthy of knowing,.. For I always go above and beyond to find something about a certain history that would be important or interesting to most of my students.
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Serious, knowledgeable, fair, and old fashion funny.
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Serious, knowledgeable, fair, and old fashioned funny.
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Fair and consistent. They knew what to expect from me everyday. They knew I would always treat situations in a fair and consistent way and I would always hold them accountable academically as well as behaviorally.
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Fun, wonderful, enthusiastic, hard working, passionate, knowledgeable, caring, loving.
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Funny. Smart. Energetic. Kids generally think I am "way nicer than Mr. So-And-So". I try to discourage that but I hear it a lot.
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Teaching technic, interaction among the students.
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As a teacher who focuses on student success.
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Fully efficient and skillfull.
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I my students describe me as their friend as well as their mother.
Question 4 of 25
Why do you believe social studies is a valuable subject that every student needs to learn?
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It is important to study social sciences because they are about what it means to be human. When we better understand ourselves, we can better understand how the world works. Once we understand that, we are able to identify root causes of society's problems and find more effective solutions.
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It is important to study social sciences because they are about what it means to be human. When we better understand ourselves, we can better understand how the world works. Once we understand that, we are able to identify root causes of society's problems and find more effective solutions.
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History has shaped the world. We learn from out mistakes. By learning the foundations of society students will get a better understanding of where we came from and how we have evolved through out time.
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I believe that social studies teaches students a foundation in culture, econonmics, politics and overall social skills.
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Because it holds the successes and failures of the past.
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It gives us the political administrative tackties.
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Its our history it is our lives.
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First thing after schooling we get involved in career courses and history is valuable and studies of teenage can't be forgetted.
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Because social studies create an awareness about the planet we live in and also the incidents inventions etc so I want every students to like and love social studies as their favorite subject.
Question 5 of 25
If you could only teach one topic out of social studies, what would it be?
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If I could teach only one subject, I would teach psychology, history, economics or sociology.
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To get a awarness for the student.
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If I could teach one subject I would teach economics.
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Satyagraghand non violence.
Question 6 of 25
Why do you want to be an educator?
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I want to make a different in someone's life by teaching and sharing tools and strategies to succeed in life.
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I like talking and studying about social studies and I want to share that with students.
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I enjoy being a parent and teaching is part of that on a more professional level.
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I want to make the same impact my educators had on me.
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To help student s reach their potential.
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Through education we can share our knowledge.
Question 7 of 25
Other than tests, how do you assess student learning?
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Flashback Fridays, daily bell ringers, frequent reminders, visual reminders.
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I assess student learning by participation, question and answers, portfolios, observations, group projects, and presentations.
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Open discussion, project interpretations, games to help them learn, movies to show era.
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Classroom behavior, leadership, and citizenship. I would like my students voluenteer for community organizations. Become mentors to younger students, and tutors.
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Informal assessments such as discussions or homeworks.
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I assess learning by observing and monitoring their participation in class and their homework.
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Give student time to reflect on what they have learned and brainstorming. discuss material learned in group.
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Surprise viva test and game play method.
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Project works as well as activities based pn the topic.
Question 8 of 25
What are your career goals as a teacher?
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I would like to be one of those teachers who some day gets visits from previous students. That must be pretty rewarding: to know, definitively, that you've had a profound and positive impact on your kids' lives.
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To show each student that I interact with they they matter and they have a great deal of value to bring to the world.
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To become a good teacher.
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To make students as innovative thinkers.
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Best, hardworking, role model.
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How would you identify the special needs of your students?
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To teach my students with new technology and want to make them face of the crowed rather than the part of the crowed.
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To be a life long learner and to help students become productive members of society.
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Help students understand the link between social science and events in our life.
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To prove as a good teacher.
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To develop student learning in order to make learning fun. Engage students daily about the lesson plan. Make the lesson plan pertinent in the everyday lives of students.
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To encourage, guide, and empower students.
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Ultimately, I would like to prepare teachers for the field of education.
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My career goals as a teacher are to provide my pupils a high quality education and giving my best for the better future of my pupils.
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My goal as a teacher is to guide and support the child to be good human being.
Question 9 of 25
How do you make the curriculum relevant to the lives of your students?
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By sharing our daily life experiences and learing by doing theory.
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With my past professional experience, I can demonstrate the need for the skills by applying personal stories that reflect the need for that skill. I encourage the use of the skills in my discipline plan. Where I have students with issues to talk and comprise a settlement between them.
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I encourage students to always make the right choice.
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I used to give them some practical works to do at home by considering kitchen as their lab.
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History is an integral part of life because the past creates the foundation for the future. Through learning history we can also see mistakes and improve on them. Students learn about the democratic process, government, and can apply these things in every day life through the voting process and becoming involved in local government as well.
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I provide life lessons using concepts that kids can relate to such as cartoons, sports teams and even old games and stories from when I was a child.
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Students can use the skills and learn from past mistakes and accomplishments.
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Point out skills in history that enhanced the lives of others.
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Stay in sync with the latest updates.
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Keeping the lessons meaningful and relevant to their lives, and always connecting thematerial so they are able to use the skills and knowledge they learn in class in their real lives.
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It is easy when your subject is the world. I tell my students to look in their everyday lives and see the connections that can be made from what they learned in class that day.
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I compare and contrast past history with current history, making sure they understand when people do make mistakes over time, there could be serious future consequences.
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Appreciation and encouragement.
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Think of it as your life how were made.
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By doing the difficult topic daily revision of 10 min.
Question 10 of 25
Tell me how you develop your daily lesson plan and what do you include?
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I typically plan lessons weekly based upon what the content for that unit looks like, what learning styles are present in the class and what modifications have to be made in order for all students to succeed.
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I am develop my lesson plan in the basis of children's psychology.
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Include the part of lesson to be taught and teaching aids.
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According to chapter and I included different activities.
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Attention Getters, Goals and objectives and additional activities options if I have additional time.
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I go through the lesson and take the notes in my mind. Then explained the outer knowledge of related topic, get the awarness.
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I include revision of previous day and reading and questions while preparing lp.
Question 11 of 25
In what ways do you encourage creativity in your classroom?
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Establish a welcoming environment where all students know that their contributions are valued.
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I encourage creativity by giving my students a choice in the way they can create a project. Or a choice in group work and what role they can play.
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By brainstorming and showing examples of student creativity.
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I encourage creativity in the classroom by teaching students new information or allowing them to find information on their and recreating the info or finding alternate solutions.
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I really like to do warm up questions periodically that allow the students to think about their own life experiences then connect them to the idea of what we will be learning that day. I think it gets them cognitively thinking about what theyll learn while allowing them to think about something outside the usual conversation in class. I have also wanted to try a web quest activity that allows the students to choose their activity based on what they like to do. I think it would allow them to be more comfortable and be more creative in meeting the objectives of the activity.
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I am always willing to bounce around new ideas and take suggestions for content related activities. I like playing "alternate history" with students and I like to challenge them to develop their own ideas and explanations as much as possible. It's important to remember: the past is immutable but our understanding of history is not static. It's elastic and subject to analysis from many different angles within a variety of radically different ideological frameworks.
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Give students a chance to discuss ideas ask questions with options to choose.
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Group discussion, debate.
Question 12 of 25
Why do you want to work at this school?
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I researched the school prior to submitting my resume and I immediately noticed that you focus on exellence for every student every day and that means students are familiar with having high expectations set by the school. That is my style.
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This school is diverse. I believe I can make a difference.
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I want to be connected to children which makes me full fill as their new ideas and creativity makes me happy as well as boost me.
Question 13 of 25
How do you deal with difficult parents?
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Student apathy and lack of motivation towards Social studies topics.
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The lack of autonomy, and somewhat static role as a ParaEducator. It was very difficult to only be an aid instead of a facilitator of learning. I was allowed to make due by conducting several interdisciplinary lessons within the English classroom to that of History, but it made me feel as if I was not utilizing all of my teaching talents that I would have liked to.
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The biggest challenge was understanding how to talk to the kids and build a relationship with them, especially my most troubled kids.
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Well the subject matter itself, religion at a Catholic school, is not always the most motivating content for high school students especially if they are not Catholic and resent having to take a religion course. Although, I must admit the biggest challenge for myself was to not deviate from the Catechism, which I was being paid to teach and endorse, while also allowing my students to express their views respectfully and seriously in class discussions or Socratic seminars .
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Maintaining student motivation without being able to differentiate the content, process, and products of learning.
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Being able to keep my position. Due to my schedule, I was not free when the teachers of the students I worked with directly were not free. This made it difficult to meet with them regarding students and collaboration.
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I found the class was over crowded so management was difficult along with studies.
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Adhering to a highly scripted reading program when teaching at the elementary. The position I held before that had very little programming laid out for me to follow. I was accustomed to making my own way and being empowered with plenty of self-direction in terms of instructional choices and curriculum choices which ironical was difficult at first and over time became a strength and personal preference. So when I started teaching at the elementary I had to adjusted to that and I have done so very well at this point.
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The biggest challenge I faced was going in with a small window to prepare my lessons, unit plans, notes, etc. For the students I was about to teach. I was given the job on a thursday and started the following monday picking up where the other teacher left off. The difficulty was the stress it created of wanting to be fully prepared, meeting the needs of the students while also meeting the objectives of the teacher I was filling in for. At the same time this challenge was a great learning experience for me on time management, preparation, planning, and adapting my lessons to what the feel and responses were from my students. I was allowed to really create my lessons from scratch, my notes from scratch with borrowed parts from previous lessons I had done or from the teacher I was filling in. The challenge was knowing what direction to go, why I wanted to go that direction, and how it would effect the learning environment as a whole.
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I felt as if I received very little support from my team members and that my admins presupposed that I had been working within a certain framework that should have naturally been familiar to me. it made me feel uncomfortable asking questions or seeking advice.
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The challenge I faced was to get students to communicate their feelings in a positive way.
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By letting them know their child difficulties and calendar.
Question 14 of 25
How do you encourage teamwork among your students?
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I encourage group work through group and self-assessments. Students will not only provide an overall rating for their group, but will also assess their own efforts.
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Group work is something I am very fond of, one of the ways I like to do group work is by assigning roles to people within the group such as the writer, the speaker, etc. Each person in the group should contribute. For example we did a foreign policy group activity where students were assigned an imperialized country. After reviewing the background and jotting down notes they met with other members of their group from the other countries to share their responses, this allowed each member to contribute to the learning environment of the group while also keeping everyone involved. They then would give their responses as groups to the class to see if everyone had the same responses.
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I like to organize students into mixed groups in class (brain trusts, think tanks) and provide opportunities for them to work together on in class projects and presentations; more or less electing their own officers and allowing them to manage themselves as much as humanly possible.
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Inquiry based instruction.
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Grading group for years work.
Question 15 of 25
What types of personalities do you work with best?
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Those who are inflexible or unwilling to admit that they were/are wrong. Those who cannot change their attitudes or behaviors to fit the needs of their school, colleagues, or students are ineffective and a bad example of the educator role within society. A teacher, or really anyone within the profession of education, needs to be willing to make mistakes, learn from them, and move on to do something differently the next time until that something works.
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People who are lazy or do not care. I hold myself to a high professional standard and would expect my peers to hold themselves accountable professionally.
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People who do not want to do their job.
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Pushy people who like to take control of everything. But for the most part I can work with and get along with others.
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Those who dont wish to pay attention to alarming stages even.
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In the past, I have found it difficult to work with others who see themselves as better than others, who can take criticism, and who refuse to work with others. I have found it challenging to work with them b/c I am a team oriented person who feels the importance of working together over the needs of the individual especially in a learning environment.
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People who think they already know everything and are so set in their ways that they cannot abide it when other people bring their own ideological and methodological beliefs into the mix. People with genuinely negative attitudes. People who take things too personally.
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Slow learners.They can't understand easily.
Question 16 of 25
Tell me about the most challenging experience you've had as a teacher.
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Students behavior, but it is important to follow classroom management rules.
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Not getting an interview in Bemidji for social studies position after teaching 4 years in sped.
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Getting the opportunity to showcase my skills.
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The most frustrating thing that happened to me is when a student wanted to quit working on an assignment. It was not because he didn't want to do it; it was because he felt he could not do it. He didn't have the skills to do the assignment.
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Student was having short term memory.
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When I was teaching in drs international there was a student with learning difficulty . Here it was hard for me to understand the child first then after meeting their parents I understood that the child is having aproblem then I started taking a special care and spent extra time with him to make him understand what he is doing.
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I have to honestly that every student presents a different challenge in some respect or another. Sergio was probably my toughest. His 2 brothers were gang members. One is out on parole and the other is in jail for felony assault. His real dad was an alcoholic who occasionally beat his mom. He flunked 6 grade last year & was in for the second time. He seemed lost. Sergio was disruptive in class & put forth minimal effort in math class. I had tried one on one teacher & peer mentoring etc had conversations with Sergio mom.
Question 17 of 25
How have you showed leadership within your school in the past?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, both by being vocal and by leading by example.
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Yes and no. I'm not uncomfortable in positions of leadership when I'm asked or expected to assume them; but I prefer working on a more level basis with coworkers. In the classroom, of course, there is a lot of give and take. Sometimes, I need to be a more authoritative figure. Sometimes a moderator or guide. Sometimes a peer. I'm constantly learning too and we're all still students together at a certain level. When We explore new ideas or concepts (and I've been known to veer off on tangents when the kids are excited about something): I get just as excited as they are and the line blurs a little bit.
Question 18 of 25
How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?
Question 19 of 25
What questions do you have for me?
Question 20 of 25
Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?
Question 21 of 25
What is your teaching philosophy?
Question 22 of 25
A good teacher is always learning. What are you currently learning?
Question 23 of 25
What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a teacher?
User-Submitted Answers
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Being a parent--it helps me to remember that everyone makes mistakes.
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My greatest strength is my compassionate nature, I have been through quite a lot during my lifetime and that has made me one to seek forgiveness and understanding despite the person or situation at hand. It is with this quality that I have been able to bridge gaps between student and teacher. For one of the phrases that I live by is: "A student will not care how much you know until they know how much you care."
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My greatest strength is my motivation to be successful at what I am doing. I am willing to work hard at what I do in order to become great. I am always trying to become better. This helps me as a teacher because a classroom is a constantly changing environment that presents multiple issues and does not allow you to become static. There is always room for improving professionally as a teacher.
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Sharing my experiences with others as well as relating things to others and breaking things down to their simplest form. I am a great hands on teacher and coach that knows how to take something complex and simplify it for everyone else to understand. This is a strength that has allowed me to become a good coach and a promising young teacher.
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Tenacity. I don't give up easily. And I genuinely love learning.
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Patience deal with students.
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My mother is my greatest strength and my best teacher.
Question 24 of 25
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
User-Submitted Answers
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Using improved technology--learning more about it and using it more in class.
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My greatest weakness is my inability to settle for failure. In a increasingly diverse world, we must be realistic and admit that there will be challenges with students that will not be rectified or turned into success stories. I have had to learn the hard way that is the case, and while I am still working on this, I have discovered that there is a defined boundary that I will need to identify in order to not exhaust myself in an unrectifiable situation.
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My greatest weakness as a teacher is keeping students engaged and excited without veering too far off topic in open classroom discussions or student questions.
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Staying focused on the task at hand and not deviating from it or not finishing it fully. I am sometimes a sporadic thinker losing focus on the main objective which is a weakness of mine I see a new idea and before I fully finish the other I move on to the next sometimes. What I have done to work on this is improve my time management, create an action list of things to accomplish in an order that shows the most pressing things first. This has allowed me to be more on task while also lessening the stress level of the activities I have engaged in.
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Patience learning to use go the last mile with a person to help them improve.
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I forget dates and event but trying to remember by revising.
Question 25 of 25
Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

About Social Studies Teacher

December 19th, 2014

Middle school teachers educate students, most of whom are in sixth through eighth grades. They help students build on the fundamentals they learned in elementary school and prepare them for the more difficult lessons they will learn in high school.

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