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Vocational Education Teacher Interview Questions

28 Vocational Education Teacher Interview Questions
Question 1 of 28
What methods have you used, or would you use, to assess student learning?
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Post-lesson/homework activities or worksheets to make sure they grasp what was taught each day. Frequent (comprehensive) quizzes to assess their knowledge of medical terminology & knowledge that needs to be "memorized." Lots of hands on activities--> observation of how they perform skills we learn and critique when needed. Practice NOCTI questions weekly (possibly daily?)
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A mix of formative and summative assessments. I like a mix of student learning methods, such as: providing the names of three plants. This uses visual and memory skills. Also, writing a paragraph on how to correctly mow a lawn, uses memory and instructional skills.
3.
Formative assessments such as white board discussion.
4.
Direct question and answers.
5.
I have been successful as well as active in the cosmetology industry ..... Meaning I am confident as well as knowledgeable to teach Students and watch students grow in the cosmetology industry is and reward all in itself.
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Yes I assessed the student learning through assessments and class activities.
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Describe the teaching techniques or strategies that are most effective for you.
8.
An interactive seminar section.
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I would use teacher observations, kwl, student surveys, and diagnostic, summative testing.
10.
In early childhood education, formal and informal assessments are used a lot. I have also used written tests, DIBELS, which assesses their phonics, phonemics awareness skills and their reading and comprehension skills.
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Question 2 of 28
What do you like most about your teaching career?
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Being able to pass along my passion and knowledge about the healthcare field to students who have at least some interest in it already. Being able to be such a big influence in the lives of these kids when they're at such an influenceable age!
2.
I enjoy knowing that children are learning skills that will promote a future that is not dependent upon the govt.
3.
What are your career goals for Vocational teacher?
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I love working with kids and seeing them grow and change throughout the year. It's very rewarding when you see students understand and apply a skill successfully that has been taught.
5.
I love the idea that my workplace is constantly changing. I have never seen myself in a desk job or a career where I would do the same thing every day. In teaching, you not only get to be creative but you get the opportunity to shape and build young minds on a daily basis.
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Interacting with students.
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I am able to leave a positive in pack on all youths.
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The satisfaction of training someone for a life long career.
Question 3 of 28
Why do you want a career as a vocational education teacher?
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It has an exponential impact on the field.
2.
I have been instructing from classroom to clinic floor and want to further and better my career as a cosmetologist teacher.
3.
I am passionate about teaching as I saw my mum from my childhood in teaching, and she is my inspiration. I enjoy to deal with different people talk to them and give them the quality knowledge.
4.
So that I can pass on knowledge of computers to the students and they can apply their knowledge in the real world.
5.
Bc it's where I have my professional experience.
6.
Its right before Ss start their first job. Provide guidance.
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I really want to inspire others, to encourage them, to make them excited about graphic design, to build their self confidence, give them skills to succeed as designers.
8.
I love helping others to find careers that will better their living.
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As I feel I have a lot to share with students.
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Because I love hairdressing and I love teaching. I get great job satisfaction by helping others to achieve in life.
Question 4 of 28
When did you first become interested in teaching?
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When I did my internship working with people really inspired me, and I gained a passion to want to share my knowledge with othes.
2.
Nursing has always been #1, but education sometimes came in as a temptation as far back as high school. Always enjoyed learning & wanted to be able to pass it along. As a nurse, really enjoyed the education part of my job & began to realize a career that incorporates both would be the perfect fit and something I would be great at.
3.
I was teaching my young sister from 9th class. So I liked teaching quite early. Then after gratuation I joined the school to teach.
4.
After closing my salon of the 11 years I wanted to remain in a career field I know so much about and love I have enjoyed and wanted to share my knowledge and teach and watch students grow into a fun successful industry.
5.
During my last year of education I assist my professor and enjoy to work with students. I arranged practical task and help in completing their tasks. I enjoyed the time being involved with different students and their problems.
6.
I have always like to teach computers to people and watch them achieve their goals.
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Doing my projcet my guide teaching me very well. From his teching class I love the profession teaching. And I worked as a tution teacher in the following years.
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As a child. My mother is a retired elementary school educator. I often played teacher with my siblings.
9.
From I was a very young age I used to play teacher with my friends in games. I also always loved hairdressing. I left school to pursue a career in hairdressing and after a few years realised I could combine my love for hair and teaching by becoming a vocational tutor!
10.
I was about 3o years old when I became interested in teaching. There was this little boy in our church who got put out of school for behavior problems and I could tell he was godly sorrow but, the school would not except him back and I started to home-school the young lad and my passion derived from there.
Question 5 of 28
How have your life experiences prepared you for teaching?
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My life experiences have taught me patience, understanding, empathy along with other skills like social and interpersonal skills, all of which are necessary to have when you are a teacher as you consistently learn just like others learn from you. My life skills will allow me to be a better leader for my learners.
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Not only do you build a knowledge base for teaching the next generation, but you also build a personality and belief that you can share and encourage when teaching.
3.
Educationally-been very successful, worked hard and discovered ways to learn that really worked for me. Learned to be very versatile by working in different hospitals, units, & areas of the country.
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To ask why, ask why not, be fearless, and optimistic.
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Everyday experience with hands on training is a very good method to show people how to learn.
6.
I taking tuiton for childrens. Unitl 2 years.
7.
I have always wanted to be a teacher as a child. As I stated earlier, My mother was a teacher. I am a motivator. I guess being the oldest sibling, I was the peacemaker, and the motivator. I seem to be able to make a subject more interesting.
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I grew up looking after 3 young nieces, I now have two young children of my own so I have always had a role in looking after younger people, I have great hairdressing experience in high quality salons and have for the past two years been working as a tutor teaching 16 - 24 year olds hairdressing.
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Military direct communication style, discippline shelter job- teaching intricate details during surgery and learning how to commmunicate that well. personal like experiences - understanding different learning styles.
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I have four children and have a variety of life experiences.
Question 6 of 28
What are your long term career plans as a vocational education teacher?
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To one day become a leader or principal and a mentor to all learners.
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A vocational teacher in an educational setting, presenting to attentive, and eager student population who feel the need to excel in their lives.
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I see my self teaching students as much as possible in their field of study and both them and myself learning from it.
4.
In five years, I see myself teaching and making a difference in a classroom. I will be a life long learner, learning how to help students stay engaged.
5.
Working for you hopefully! as a respected tutor and internal quality assurance assessor.
Question 7 of 28
How do you stay up to date on the current job market?
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I constantly read the paper, view online news.
Question 8 of 28
Have you ever developed your own curriculum?
Question 9 of 28
How do you feel about working overtime to meet your deadlines and other goals?
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It is ok when necessary to achieve a goal.
Question 10 of 28
In your opinion, what is the most important workplace skill for someone to master?
User-Submitted Answers
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Patience, empathy, interpersonal skills.

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Question 11 of 28
What are your short term career plans as a vocational education teacher?
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My goal is to incorporate equal learning opportunities for all learners, in a warm but conjusive environment.
Question 12 of 28
How would your former employer describe you?
User-Submitted Answers
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Dedicated and hard working.
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Innovative, hard working young individual, who is always willing to learn and share new ideas.
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Cooperative, hard working, thoughtful, positive, dynamic, and creative.
4.
Very out going and great with people and students and also very helpful to them.
5.
My last employer would describe be as being patient. I have been told by them that I know how to relate to the students. The students I have worked with are the high risk students with behavior disorders.
6.
Very reliable and pleasant to work with, I do not get involved in workplace politics but like to keep my head down and focus on my job.
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My employer would describe me as dedicated; reliable; trustworthy; and calm.
Question 13 of 28
How do you incorporate cooperative learning in your classroom?
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Debates, presentations on topics learnt, group work, peer to peer assessment.
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I would find ways to have the students teach themselves information for a class. I aim to have students utilize each others skills to produce the best results possible when working in groups. This is accomplished through repetitive group work, so that students can learn who is talented at what to achieve the goals that are set.
3.
First I would make sure that all students would get along. I would tell them what they would be doing that they would be working together in a group setting. They would learn the objective of the task at hand, and why they are doing the task. Arrange how they will be grouped. I will make sure all students will have a role in each group and they will know that they are responsible for their role in each group. They are accountable. Later the task will be implemented. I would go around and observe and help the groups when needed. When the tasks are over, I would accept feedback from the groups to understand if the grouping worked and what is needed for improvement.
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I would break students off into groups and give each a topic to research or come up with answers. This could be a small task that lasts a few minutes or a larger one for example, designing a salon, which could last a few weeks. Cooperative learning can be carried out in the salon also, by teaming students up to create an all over look in a competition.
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Industry tours and guess speakers.
Question 14 of 28
Do you manage your time in the classroom well?
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Yes, I plan each lesson before the lesson in order for time to be appropriate.
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I have learnt that students that disturb the class are the biggest challenge when managing time in the classroom. I have also experienced this, and found it to be true. I search for methods that enable disruptive students to be more cooperative to manage time in the classroom better. I also prepare before each class. I believe that preparation is key to successful instruction in the classroom.
3.
I would by creating lesson plans and task grids and if the student needs help be there for them.
4.
Yes. I manage my time well. What I do is I use a large calendar to write on. I chart each one of the task I am to perform each week. I also chart my tasks on my smartphone, with notifications so I am alerted what I am to do in advance.
5.
Yes I try to break my lessons up into weeks so they are easy to follow. I always ensure I leave time for recapping the days lesson and student feedback. Obviously no lesson can be planned perfectly to a time because anything can happen in a lesson but I try to judge the student mood and work with them to ensure a smooth lesson.
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I only have so much time in the classroom.
Question 15 of 28
What techniques do you use to keep students actively involved during a lesson?
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Co-operative learning where learners not only work alone but have freedom to work in pairs or groups, active learning where learners do research for themselves as opposed to being spoon fed, presentations and debates.
2.
I have students work in groups, and one on one. I provide activities that allow the entire class to participate. I try to keep the lessons diverse and varied to keep the students attentive. I consistently search for new or different methods to present material.
3.
I am a big one for getting the students involved in a lesson. I find it makes the lesson much more enjoyable for them and for me! I love doing group activities, team work for quizzes. I love bringing props and visual aids into the classroom like paints for learning about colour theory, and real live tests for hair testing. Hairdressers do tend to be slightly arty so I like to bring chalks and drawing into lessons for face shapes, haircuts and make-up. Bringing willing students up to use the interactive board is also great.
4.
Comboination of group and individual assignments, hands on teaching moments, visual aids, video clips.
5.
Giving lots of examples and group work.
Question 16 of 28
How do you motivate a student who is struggling?
User-Submitted Answers
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It is important to be more than just a teacher to your learners but and open door for both emotional and academic comfort. I motivate learners in different ways which could include motivational talks, rewarding the learners when they excel, giving learners leadership roles like class monitors or group leaders in class.
2.
Slowly one on one if possible, positive attitude.
3.
There are several ways I will motivate a student who is struggling. I would first make sure that they know what they are to do for this day. Another way to motivate a student is to get them involved and ask them why or tell them why we are doing a certain task. I would also give them a sense of responsiblity into what and how they are to do a certain task. I would give them a choice. I would reward them on a job well done, by having a party, certain treats on Friday. A little friendly competition of students in groups.
4.
I try to strike a balance with them. I try to find what interests them and focus on that to get their attention. I think small achievable targets should be set and praised when met. Information should be broken down so it is understood more easily.
5.
I would reach out and speak with student directly-- find out if there is anything in the personal life limiting the students ability to succeed. Try to understand what the students perspective is on why he/she is struggling and make a plan together going forweard.
6.
I try to encourage the student, to make the student think positively. I will find out if the student is trying to progress too quickly. I may suggest that they take a couple of steps backwards, and work towards the point where they found difficulty as it may give them better clarity of the situation.
Question 17 of 28
Describe your student teaching experience.
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My student teaching experience has been challenging. I want to give the students as much information as possible, without giving them too much which could result in confusion and frustration. I am still looking for that balance of useful information that is integral to the students needs. I want to make the experience as fun and entertaining as possible. I believe that this is the key to retaining information.
2.
A great learning experience, which was eye opening and educational both personally academically.
3.
Enlightening because of the energy I was given.
4.
I shadowed a number of senior tutors during my training which I fell benefited greatly as I was able to see all different types of teaching methods. From this I was able to pick what methods worked for me and it has helped me become the tutor I am today.
5.
Training others on chemical analysis.
Question 18 of 28
What is your philosophy on education?
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I can't think of anything more important.
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To encourage the next generation to be the best at what they want to be. Through positive communication, fun, and engaging classes. By providing pertinent information that is presented in a clear and logical manner.
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To help students achieve a deep respect for themselves and others and the career they are embarking on.
Question 19 of 28
Tell me about your education. What was your best course? Which course was the most difficult for you?
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I have a degree in ict and currently pursuing my pgce.
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I have my HND in hair and beauty management, which greatly catapulted me to feel ready for teaching. Through this course I gained a far broader knowledge of the hairdressing industry, the chemicals used in hairdressing products, how to manage my time effectively, and how to effectively deliver presentations in an interesting way. My confidence grew during this course.
Question 20 of 28
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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I have a lot of empathy towards people and sometimes learners may take advantage of that, I am working on my class managment skills.
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I think my greatest weakness is my tendency to dwell on the past, and not look to the future. I am continually educating myself, keeping a positive mindset, and communicating with others to improve on my weakness.
Question 21 of 28
What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a teacher?
User-Submitted Answers
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Caring about student success.
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Iam a go getter, I work hard ahrd for what I want, and I fit well in all environments.
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Perseverance. It helps me stay on track even when there are multiple challenges occuring.
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I am a kind and understanding person. I have a good nack for reading peoples body language, I have a soft approach when needed and can assert my authority just the same. I would rather win a student round with mutual respect than shouting them down. I feel my approach to teaching helps me to achieve the best out if my students. If they respect you they will not want to let you down.
Question 22 of 28
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Because I am a hard worker, I am dedicated to my job and I have a passion for people and working with people. I believe in equal opportunities for all races, social levels, economic status etc in education .
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I am a positive person who aims to work with team members in the hope that I can make a difference, or improve the community at the school.
3.
I am enthusiastic about my job. I have experience in the field. I do not require training. I am already organised to enrol in University next week. I am willing to sign a contract for the funding of my course or if need be fund it myself.
Question 23 of 28
What do you know about our school?
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It is a school for learners with special needs.
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I have read the mission statement, it is a school that aims to make every citizen in society successful at what they do.
3.
You are quite a large workbased training organisation. You have 5 centres across greater belfast. You deliver a number of different subjects across the centres.
Question 24 of 28
What was the most frustrating thing that has happened to you as a teacher?
User-Submitted Answers
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Training someone who left soon after.
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I did not feel part of a team working towards a common goal.
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When you see someone with great potential but for whatever reason they throw it away, like a current trainee who is very good at what she does, has a really good grasp on the theory of hairdressing but falls sheep to the crowd and is easily influenced by other demotivated students.
Question 25 of 28
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
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Recording all activities.
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I keep a note pad that I record all deadlines on. I prioritize the deadlines and set myself realistic timelines to meet those deadlines. I also utilize gantt charts for work that is larger in scale, or more project based, to make sure that progress is sufficient to meet the final deadline.
3.
I use a lesson plan book where I plan all my lessons prior and a scheme book to plan for the entire year.
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I am doing my work on time.
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I have a big calendar and I mark tasks on it. I also keep up with tasks on my calendar on my smartphone.
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I have all paper work filed neatly and correctly for ease of access. I believe it is best to do things as they need done, not to leave them to build up as I think that puts pressure on. I keep track of students progress through tracker sheets and milestones which I update regularily.
Question 26 of 28
What motivates you to succeed?
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The desire to make a difference. Worked hard to get into a good college because my goal was to become the best nurse I could be because I want to make a difference in the lives of others. Teaching is now my goal, and just as with nursing this careers also allows you to make a difference to many people.
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My passion to make a difference, and understanding the diverse people in the world.
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Nothing more than to leave the world a little better than the way I found it.
4.
My positive outlook in life and the success that people have after I teach them computers.
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The hope that I may influence someone. Whether it is to read, to be more creative or just want to be of some help to their peers.
6.
I have grown up with two very hard working parents, I like to set goals and achieve them as it makes me feel like I am moving in life. My family are a great motivation. In my job in particular is seeing students achieve what they once thought they couldnt.
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My family and children knowing that I am somebody's role model an my actions will influence in a negative or positive way makes me want to strive for excellent.
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Envisioning what may lie ahead of what am I striving to succeed at.
Question 27 of 28
What have your proudest achievements been to date?
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Several degrees and single parenting.
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Obtaining my degree, seing my learners succeed and become something.
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Running my own business. Experiencing new cultures and environments. Pushing my academic abilities. Pushing my physical abilities. Realizing what life has to offer, and making the most of it.
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I am very people friendly, knowledge of computer systems.
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I have almost achieved my masters degree in Special Education. I have one class left. An action research class, that I am anticipating finishing.
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Completing my HND was a huge achievement as it was such a long struggle of hard work and a lot of hours meanwhile holding down a few jobs, having one young child and being pregnant and having another young baby all in the middle of my course! my latest achievements are getting young people through their qualifications and inspiring them to better themselves.
Question 28 of 28
Describe a difficult project and how you successfully completed it.
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I was required to write a Thesis to graduate with a MSc at university. I achieved this project through organization, perseverance, and learning from my mistakes.
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Lack of structure in Out of placements. I decided to break the students into groups according to their abilities and behaviours. I devised extra circular lessons to captivate their attention and keep them focused, these lessons were fun and required a lot of student participation. I grew to know my trainees needs and I was ale to meet them better.

About Vocational Education Teacher

June 18th, 2018

Career and technical education teachers help students in middle school and high school develop career-related and technical skills. They help students explore or prepare to enter a particular occupation, such as one in auto repair, healthcare, business, or the culinary arts.

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