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25 Teacher Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.

Question 1 of 25

What experience have you had with students from culturally diverse backgrounds?

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    What experience have you had with students from culturally diverse backgrounds?

      The interviewer wants to learn more about your level of experience with diversity in the classroom. Be open and honest with the interviewer sharing your experiences with students from culturally diverse backgrounds. The interviewer will use your response to understand better the training that should receive for their particular environment. Share your experiences working with students or children of different ethnic, religious, or socioeconomic backgrounds.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have been teaching students from various backgrounds ever since I started my career in education. One of the most memorable was when I worked with an Asian-American student whose parents had very high expectations of her performance. While I usually strive to inspire students to be more engaged in their studies, I spent a lot of hours after class talking to this particular student about stress and expectations management. She coped very well with the pressures and maintained a GPA that her parents were delighted to see. I can manage in diversity and, if you offer additional sensitivity training, I am happy to participate."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "During my student teaching internship program, I was placed at an inner-city school where most of the students came from lower-income homes. I noticed that the kids were taken care of well; however, many of these students needed to participate in the school's breakfast and lunch programs which truthfully, broke my heart. What I learned from this experience was the sensitivity that I needed to further cultivate for those who do not come from affluent families. I learned a lot about not taking my financial resources for granted, and to appreciate the small things like being able to run to Starbucks for a latte in the morning without worrying about the cost. I am very comfortable working in a diverse environment and welcome any exposure to the variety of situations that your school may bring."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "In my years as a teacher, I have worked with students from nearly all ranges of socio-economic status, gender identity, culture, religion and more. I firmly believe that a school should be a soft landing place for students of all backgrounds, and right now - especially for students in the LGBTQ community. We need to support those around us, no matter how different they are from us. Could you share with me how your school actively embraces diversity?"